After over four years of research, study and photography the first part of my Forgotten Little Creatures project has finally come to life in a book and exhibition. The book arrived from the printers in November and I’m blown away by the quality and it has far exceeded my expectations. To date I have now sold over 200 copies of the book and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy so far.
The book brings together creative photography, the stories behind the images and technical photographic details and interesting scientific and historical facts about the different species and bridges the gap between creative photography and science. There is something for everyone in the book from orchids and dragonflies to zombie snails and skin eating frogs and also little tips for how you can help wildlife from planting wildflowers to creating a little pond in your garden. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book the link is below, I’m happy to post to anywhere in the world and even pop a personalized message in signed copies.
Alongside the book I have been working on the exhibition which is now on at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Bath, it is open until the 17th March, 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday and I will be there every day to chat to people so it you are able to pop along please do. The pieces on the wall are a mix of aluminium prints and mounted and framed prints, the majority of the pieces in the exhibition are for sale with prices starting at £125. For anyone not able to make the exhibition in Bath I have created a virtual tour which you can see below and have some exciting news as to where this exhibition is going next which I will share soon so stay tuned!
Once the exhibition closes in Bath and things are a little quieter I will be updating the image galleries for the project and many of the images will be for sale as prints.
I have been completely overwhelmed by the response to the exhibition and book and have so many wonderful comments; I’ve included just a few below. Sitting in the exhibition and seeing people’s reactions and chatting to people has really helped give me the drive to continue with the project and the next stage will see me travelling around the rest of the UK in search of more Forgotten Little Creatures and eventually start exploring mainland Europe as well.
Comments from the exhibition:
Wonderful photos and combined with insightful comments and science
Beautiful photos and a sensitive understanding to nature
Wonderful – spent most of my life trying to sort this wonderful side of British nature, at last some clarity and visual inspiration
Thank you for a thought provoking and inspiring exhibition
Such inspirational and tender photographs, what a privilege it has been to see your work