Butterflies are super nice (2015)

... will show some butterflies that I got from Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) in Cambodia. All of them were collected for me after they died a natural death. The first project consisted of more than 30.000 photos for the first 'yellow' butterfly, but unfortunately my harddisk had a problem and I lost most of the data. Now, weeks after this incident I start to recover and try to do further work on those mystic and beautiful animals.

When I was I child I believed that the scales on a butterfly´s wings are pixie dust when they were sticking onto my fingers. My photomicrographs demystify this, but hopefully cover butterflies with a new layer of magic, by providing geater insight into their anatomy.

The photo below has been published in European Photography, anniversary issue 100, "Talking Photography – 100 Pictures that Tell a Story“.