Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Study of A Wasp

  • Photographer
    Martijn Rijnberg
  • Technical Info
    Zeiss 15mm Distagon, Reversed, 6 Extension Rings, Iso 12800, F4, 1/30 Shutter, 5d Mark Iii
  • Photo Date
    27 December 2021

In an attempt to get as close as possible, I have tried to express the unique and powerful features of a wasp. As a fifteen-year-old, I enjoyed having my own microscope, watching fabrics, dust, and insects highly magnified. To refind this joy, but also to have a more three-dimensional feel to the imagery, I reversed a Zeiss 15mm Distagon, and added six extension rings. I found a dusty wasp in my hallway that I used as my model. Watching the images and fine-tuning the look and feel was a real treat.

Martijn Rijnberg has a background in molecular biology, and founded award-winning scientific 3D animation company Cortical Studios in 2001. In 2012 he founded visual production company Zero Landscape to explore the possibilities of photography and film by creating music videos, shorts and now also larger projects including a feature film. His photographs has been used as book covers and in newspapers, and an interview on the Zeiss website will be published that focusses on his photography work of the last years.