During the nineties, I embarked on my photography journey armed with a film camera. It took me a long time to save up for an entry-level DSLR Canon 100D and I finally got it in 2013, but unfortunately, work commitments left me with little time to explore its capabilities.
Then, the unexpected arrival of the pandemic changed everything. As my workload increased and in-person interactions became limited, I found solace in nature. Living next to a charming urban forest gifted me with the opportunity to embark on relaxing hikes, immersing myself in the beauty of wildlife.
Due to the physical constraints of carrying heavy equipment, I rely on a 250mm lens for my photography endeavors. While it poses a challenge when capturing smaller birds, I strive to get as close as possible, always pushing my creative boundaries. During the winter months, I discovered the convenience of bird feeders placed by my window, providing endless opportunities to capture avian visitors and creating a win-win situation for both me and the birds.
In my gallery, you will find a collection of stunning insect photographs, all taken with my trusty 250mm lens. And later on with Sigma 105.
Photography has become my artistic outlet during my walks, a departure from the sedentary nature of drawing, painting and design. It has allowed me to explore my neighborhood actively, learning about the diverse trees, flowers, and animals that thrive in my city. The experience has only whetted my appetite for future adventures and discoveries.
As summer approaches, my next quest will be to seek out jumping spiders and immortalize those adorable creatures through the lens of a macro lens. Stay tuned for more captivating photographs as I continue to upload them in the coming days.
Thank you for joining me on this visual journey, and I hope my photography brings you as much joy as it does to me.