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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. The first part of the project covers just a 40 radius of my home in Frome, highlighting just some of the incredible species we can find on our doorsteps, the next part of the project which I am embarking on now covers the rest of the UK, so please do get in touch if you are able to help in any way.

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 is 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, following a successful exhibition in Bath this exhibition is now heading to London and to the Wex Photo Video store and gallery in Whitechapel, where it will be on display from 2nd May through to 4th June with many of the aluminium prints and mounted and framed prints available to buy along with the book.

I am absolutely delighted to share that the book has been published by Redfern Natural History Productions Limited and is available to purchase through my website. Buy the book



A huge thank you to everyone who supported the project through Crowdfunder, every little really did help in putting on the exhibition and printing the book. My Crowdfunder project has now finished and I have split the book and the images into separate galleries. The book is available to order through "The Book" gallery with immediate dispatch and 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 info.vikspics@gmail.com 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.