Giles Revell × Frost*publishing: Kabutomushi
KABUTOMUSHI features incredible insects photographed in mind-blowing detail and with an astonishing play of light. Are the creatures Kafkaesque repulsive, or magnificent and sublime? Giles thinks they can be both. The micro view of each beetle is illuminated through a refined lighting method unique to Giles' practice, enabling surface ornamentation and reflection revealed with a high level of sophistication. The quality of light and fastidiously chosen viewpoint for each scarab shifts the work away from traditional natural history representation and into the realm of fine art.
“This is the power of the image that answers a strong shared cultural desire,” says Giles Revell.
Much of the work of Giles Revell (born 1965, London, UK) revolves around exploring where art and science overlap and photographing it with exquisite attention to detail and a painterly mastery of light. Giles' photographs capture natural processes and illuminate and transform the subject and the aesthete, by celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary; enabling new ways of seeing and thinking. His work is displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum in London.
Size: 148 × 105mm (A6)
Print editions will be available for purchase shortly.