Paul Wakely

The Independent Eye

Bugs Life

Quitting work during the first COVID 19 lockdown in 2020 gave me a problem of too much time and no place to go!  To continue my photography I looked closer to home, in the garden, to find a miniature alien world of striking detail, texture and colour in the most ordinary creatures that are living all around us, unseen and ignored. All the images are single frames of wild bugs engaging in natural behaviours with minimal disturbance, they are not managed, moved or captured as they freely go about their daily lives.’

For me its all about the photography, I am endlessly fascinated by the world around me and I use photography to capture my vision of a moment in time. I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer living in West Wiltshire, self taught, experimental and forever curious my diverse style and content can be found on social media: