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Axon is a mature student studying Fine Art at DMU, and as part of her developing practice has been examining how the small things that we do, such as recycling, can impact on the small things, such as insects. During work with Naturespot on their 100 Species Challenge and Saving The Saffron Brook Project Axon looks at the scientific documentation of insect life and has started to strip the colour out of her photographic work showing her despair at the catastrophic fall in insect numbers whilst leaving hints of colour within the imagery to show the hope inspired by work towards restoring the Wash Brook in Leicester in order to produce a valuable wildlife corridor.

 

NatureSpot is a registered charity with an award-winning website all about the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland. It features over 7,000 species, all with images, descriptions and maps. It also encourages the public to submit records of the wildlife they have seen to help build up scientific knowledge about local species and can be contacted at http://www.naturespot.org.uk/

 

By Kaye Axon

16 Comments
  • Architecture in Nottingham
    Posted at 07:59h, 13 June Reply

    Nice work!

  • Mary O'Neill
    Posted at 08:05h, 13 June Reply

    Looking good Kaye!

  • Leah Hart
    Posted at 08:11h, 13 June Reply

    Absolutely stunning work!! 😍

  • Heidi
    Posted at 08:16h, 13 June Reply

    Absolutely exquisite photos… Kaye has really caught the essence of nature… beautiful..

  • Alan Axon
    Posted at 08:34h, 13 June Reply

    Excellent work. Love the detail

  • Marian Lovelock
    Posted at 08:40h, 13 June Reply

    These are beautiful images. Stripping back the colour is a thought provoking way to highlight what we might miss in the changing world around us.

  • J axon
    Posted at 10:04h, 13 June Reply

    Really beautiful photos. Well dond

  • Lisa Ashton
    Posted at 11:57h, 13 June Reply

    Fantastic images, captures the insects in their natural environments.

  • All the staff at the Pork Pie library
    Posted at 14:23h, 13 June Reply

    Beautifully captured, loving the close-up detail in the photos!

  • Gillian G
    Posted at 17:04h, 13 June Reply

    Lovely pictures. Black and white is quite unforgiving, and these are good photos. Hope you have more

  • K Thomas
    Posted at 19:28h, 13 June Reply

    Nice work!

  • Caroline
    Posted at 21:39h, 13 June Reply

    Stunning photography showing a beautiful but concerning view of the impact of man v beast. I know how passionate Kaye is about nature and this exibit demonstrates that 100%

  • Paul jackson
    Posted at 21:41h, 13 June Reply

    Wonderful pictures that really tell a story about these little beasties.

  • Yvonne Bullock
    Posted at 21:48h, 13 June Reply

    Such eautiful photos.

  • Jackie Whall
    Posted at 10:20h, 14 June Reply

    These are beautiful. The detail is incredible and the monotone with muted colour in places is very effective. A real eye opener to a miniature world beneath our noses.

  • Glenis
    Posted at 17:45h, 17 June Reply

    Interesting studies. The colour wash out makes for greater clarity of the main subject as well as adding drama.

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