INSECTA by Charles Nesbit & Adrienne Kaufman Nesbit

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Often deemed a nuisance when we do come across them, these tiny creatures are an indispensable life force, vital to the ecosystem and basic functioning of planet Earth. Equal parts discovery and entertainment, INSECTA presents a spectacular array of super high-resolution, ‘hyper-real’ color photographs of bugs and insects, magnified by 500% or more. As a graphic and educational counterpart, each insect name is translated into five main languages (German, Italian, English, French, and Spanish) and paired with sculptural, jewel-like close-up images of the bugs in this visually-arresting, large-format photography book. Dazzling photographs show the intricate anatomy, vivid coloration, and complex patterns of a variety of bug species whose widely-differing details, are not visible to the naked eye. Some of the insect species will be instantly recognizable, others are so rare and exotic, that many readers have possibly never seen before! In addition, fun and informative scientific text accompanies each bug type to remind us of the ever-fascinating masterful design and machinery inherent to the natural world.

Primary author CHARLES NESBIT is an art and commercial photographer based in New York. With an M.F.A in Photography from Yale Art School, he has a lengthy roster of high-profile corporate clients in his portfolio, along with art photography known for its clear, simple, and defined still life imagery captured from a unique perspective. Nesbit’s work is held by a number of private collectors, and three of his insect images, reproduced at six-feet tall, have recently been sold.

ADRIENNE KAUFMAN NESBIT studied Art History and Dance before she began her career in Film. As the principal of Avy Kaufman Casting, she has been the casting director of many acclaimed American and international films. She has won numerous accolades and awards, is featured in the book, Great Women of Film, and resides in New York City with her husband, Charles Nesbit.

  • A compendium of over 70 color, super-magnified photographs of common and rare bug species
  • This tome will appeal to children and adults of all ages alike, because of the educational aspect to the book with accessible informational text, and of course, the sheer wonder of viewing the different insect types in intense macro detail
  • A visually-breathtaking and intellectually-enlightening addition to any child’s bookshelf or grown-up’s coffee table
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