May 03, 2013
I can’t begin to imagine the patience of Dimitriy Reinshtein, an Israeli photographer who brings
living insects into his studio, places a single drop of water onto their tiny heads, and photographs
them with a razor-sharp macro lens.
But that’s exactly what he does, somehow, to create larger-than-life images that capture the most
fleeting of moments, occurring on the tiniest of subjects.
“For a long time, I shot fashion and jewelry, and one day, I imagined an insect that looks human
(with hats, clothes and all that stuff),” Reinshtein tells Co.Design. “I thought, ‘How can I give insects
a new look?’ So the drop on their head–it’s a kind of hat.”
“No, it was not easy, but if you look forward and work with passion, the difficulty is not a problem,”
Reinshtein writes. “All the insects are alive and healthy. You just need to talk with them, to calm them
and spend a lot of time on one frame.”