Hello my name is Laila. I’m a twentysomething biologist/ecologist with a camera. An old one, but it still works so why replace it? I have been taking pictures since I was sixteen (with the same camera). While other photographers focus on the beauty of the human world; I like to take a closer look at the world that many people overlook, the microcosmos. Where a single plant can be the castle of a single beetle that defends it at any cost. A world full of colour, shapes and unique creatures. My focus are the small beings, be it insects, spiders, flowers or frogs.
It probably will not surprise anyone who has taken a look at my pictures that I like ladybugs. A lot. It is not some weird obsession or a belief that all pictures should contain ladybugs, but there simply are not many other insects that are so well-fitted to macro photography as ladybugs. In a world of brown and green they are red. That is good for spotting in nature and on photographs. There are many other advantages, but I won’t bore you with that here (in posts on the other hand ;)). For those who not share my preference for ladybugs, I try to post a picture of something else every other day ;).
I like the visual arts a lot. As I have always been fond of drawing, some drawings might pop up one day too. Same goes for videos, especially the ones featuring my cat. Maybe something else as well, I don’t know. I find it interesting that those three media follow roughly the same rules when it comes to composition, light and colour. My own pictures usually follow the 1/3 rule of composition. It is fascinating to see people break it with great success. I don’t have artists that inspire me as such, but I do look around to see what other people are doing or have done (in the case of long dead painters). So, leave a comment or a like and I will look at your stuff too!