The Theater of Insects. Photographs by Jo Whaley. Essays by Linda Wiener and Deborah Klochko. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008. 128 pp., 64 color illustrations., 7½x9".
Before becoming a photographer Jo Whaley was a theater set designer and stage painter, and the sense of drama, colour choices and setting of the scene is evident in this book where she's set images of colourful insects against rough, colourful and textural settings.
The colour choices and composition is wonderful - and I love the phrasing of the title "The Theater of Insects", which feels very evocative and intriguing.
The book "The Theater of Insects" coincide with an exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences and the exhibition will thereafter travel to other parts of the US.