Who are the Forgotten Little Creatures?
These are the plants, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles which are often feared, ignored, overlooked and even forgotten about despite the important role they play in their habitats.
I hope to widen the appreciation of them and show their beauty and characters. while sharing historical and scientific facts and folklore about each one.
Why I believe this project is important
During my research and photography of a wide range of little creatures near my home it became very clear there is a lack of media coverage - particularly positive coverage - of them and the critical roles they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems not to mention just how fascinating they can be.
Ethical, truthful and responsible photography is something I feel very strongly about with the welfare of my subject and their habitat being my main priorities. All my images are taken where I have found my subjects, working with what is in front of me and never moving them to better locations or gardening around them and I never use backgrounds or flash. I am very careful to cause as little disturbance as possible and will spend weeks and months (if possible) with just a handful of subjects, learning as much as I can about them and how they interact with their habitats.
Going forward with the project I will also be including my own coloured pencil drawings from my own photographs. Prints of these are available to buy through my shop for now, eventually they will be added to the website too.
Talks & Events
I absolutely love giving talks to a variety of groups form photography clubs to wildlife clubs and schools and universities.
There is a dedicated accompanying talk to the project as well as other macro and wildlife based talks. These can be either 60 or 90 minutes in length and can be adjusted to suit the audience.
I also run 1-2-1 or small group workshops covering field craft skills and photography.
If you would like more details please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org