My goal was to capture all of the tiny details of a dragonfly but also create a strong visual pattern by highlighting the naturally occurring wing venation.
I photographed the dragonfly with a large format camera and processed the photograph in the darkroom.
I am happy with the result because I created a larger than life experience for viewers. Rather than a small print, I made a 20x24 size print in the darkroom. By simply using the human eye, a person wouldn’t be able to appreciate the symmetrical and complex pattern of a dragonfly’s wing.