Making the Ugly Beautiful
By Jill Harness
Photographer Igor Siwanowicz is a master of his craft. He not only takes stunning images of lizards, frogs and insects, he also manages to make these often loathed creatures look like supermodels. Whether using a zoom, macro or microscope lens, his subjects seem to go from creepy crawly to downright dreamy.
His book, Animals Up Close, takes this gift one step further, by providing fascinating information about many of his subjects, combining the attractive photos seen in coffee table books with the useful facts offered in reference texts.