insectinside: life in the bushes of a small Peckham park


It’s taken 6 years, 1000s upon 1000s of photos, I’ve gone through 2 lenses, and been on the most enjoyable learning curve for this…. my new book. Meet the tiny residents of Warwick Gardens… all 555 of them!

Warwick Gardens is an ordinary park in Peckham, south east London. It’s not a nature reserve and has nothing special to warrant it as such. But, after 6 years of photographing the insects, I have unearthed some delights: regional rarities, species new to the country, and some astounding-looking insects, whether it be jewel wasps, camouflaged weevils, or thick-headed flies.

Peckham is being tidied up, revamped and rebranded. This book is a portrait of the insects who live in Warwick Gardens, a story of life in the bushes. Written with a wry look at the gentrification of Peckham through the compound eyes of our tiny neighbours, it reveals the comings and goings, the politics, the celebrations of birth, death and survival.

Paperback, 236 pages, over 600 colour photos

 

 

 

Available to buy from: insectinside

insectinside.me 

 

Insect photography

I enjoy taking macro photographs of insects. I try to capture their personalities. I also take care to present the images so they can be used in publications and to show as much detail for identification purposes. All photographs are available for use with prior permission.

I am currently undertaking an insect survey of 'an insignificant park in London' - Warwick Gardens in Peckham. I have started a blog about this, along with wry observations about the current gentrification of Peckham. You can read it here: Insectinside

More photos can be seen here: Flickr and Instagram