As you’ve probably read the first part of “My Journey with a Wildlife and Macro Photographer” I will jump right away to the second part of this fabulous experience. If you have not read the first part, you can read it here. After reading this part, I also recommend going back to the first part to see the image samples again with their captions so that you can understand better the explanations.
The Creative Art Philosophy
I see eye to eye with Thomas’ photography philosophy, I mean, even before meeting him I’ve always loved and found the artistic
photographs appealing. It has just consolidated my vision. The purpose is not to take naturalistic pictures where you can identify the species, see how the insect’s eyes are made or it’s little hair. The purpose is more about artistic and fine art photographs. In order to reach this goal, the first thing is not to take big close-ups but on the contrary the environment where the subject evolves must have a bigger impact. Having the subject quite small in the photographs is not a problem, it’s actually the contrary.
Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko documents tiny creatures in nature who often go unseen. He has an eye to take photos that bring small worlds up to our level, or in a way, how the world would be seen from an ant, lizard or snail’s eyes. In particular, he captures portraits of snails that are both magical and adorable. The photographer gets in close to snap macro shots of precious, surreal moments.
This passion started early in his childhood as he told the Dailymail: “As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures. As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.“ He took his first macro shot at the age of 10.
Macro Photography is interesting as it allows us to see what we cannot plainly see with our eyes. A simple lawn with morning dew becomes a place where artistic subjects cohabits with bugs and incredible lansdscapes making a fairytale of all of these things.
It’s also a very convenient photography field because you don’t need to live in a wonderful place or travel to fabulous countries to find artistic and amazing sceneries! Continue reading The Fairytale Garden→