Forgotten Little Creatures

Forgotten little creatures is an exciting project that celebrates all the smaller things that we have around us bringing together creative photography, interesting scientific and historical facts, the stories behind the images and how we can help the wildlife around us. Everything in the exhibition is taken within a 40 radius of my home in Frome, highlighting just some of the incredible species we have on our doorsteps.

By encouraging others to find and understand the importance of these smaller species I hope that they will help protect them and their habitats for future generations to enjoy and the health of our local ecosystem.

This is no ordinary photographic project, the images are more artistic aimed at bringing out the characters, details and interactions with their habitats of my subjects, encouraging people to look differently at the plants, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles we have around us here in the UK.

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 along with demonstrating the wide variety we all have on our doorsteps.

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.

The Photography

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.

This first part of the project will be an exciting exhibition with an accompanying book, the stories behind the images, interesting scientific and historical facts about my subjects and all the fun anecdotes of my experiences working on this project.

I am absolutely delighted to share that the book has been published by Redfern Natural History Productions Limited and the exhibition will be at the Royal Bath Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square, Bath from Thursday 22nd February through to Saturday 17th March 2018

The exhibition runs from the 22nd February through to the 17th March at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, it is open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. I will be in the exhibition everyday to explain about the project, answer any questions and chat to people. Here is a virtual tour of the exhibition if you are not able to make it to Bath, the exhibition will be going on to another location later in the year, full details to follow soon.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the project through Crowdfunder, every little really does help in putting on the exhibition and printing the book. My Crowdfunder project has now finished and I have split the book and the exhibition into separate parts. The book is in stock and available to order through "The Book" gallery below.

All the images in the galleries are available to purchase as 2 sizes of Fine Art prints and 2 sizes aluminium metal prints (UV resistant, scratch and water proof and come ready to hang), please contact me for other sizes or if you have any queries.

Please note that prices include UK P&P only, if you wish to order a print to be posted to outside the UK please drop me an email at with your requirements and I can send through a price.

If you are interested in hosting one of the talks please do get in touch, these are 90 minute presentations with a break half way through.

What's Next?

Having completed the first part of the project and with the accompanying book now published on just a small selection of species within 40 miles of my home in Frome, I will now be extending the project to the rest of the UK and into Europe researching and photographing many more of the Forgotten Little Creatures and bringing this together in another exhibition and book in the future. I will continue to share images and stories form the ongoing work.