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Driving Force

Behind the lens of an insect photographer

May 9, 2013 | Author: Rebecca Riffkin, AAAS MemberCentral Associate Editor
Alex Wild, an insect photographer

Alex Wild never set out to be a professional photographer. In 2001 he was simply a graduate student researching insects and species classification. He wanted better images to use with talks and presentations, so he bought a simple camera and started taking pictures. This was before the rise of social media so rather than uploading them to Facebook or Instagram, he built a website and started to post his images there.