Thursday, April 30, 2009

Martin D'orgeval


On 1 February 2008 at 5.00 a.m., a fire ripped through Deyrolle, the famous old entomology and taxidermy store in the heart of Paris.

Its historic collections of thousands of butterflies and rare insects, stuffed animals and minerals, built up since it opened in 1831, burnt.

Martin d’Orgeval’s photographs show the animals and insects that survived the disaster in situ, against a background of charred woodwork in the shop that had been their habitat since their natural death.

Book published by Steidl.


^^Sue#EleN++ said...

John said he got me a present from there. All I know is that it's a book and that I would love it. I think it's that book !( he works right accross from the shop)
Can't waiiiiit !!

black white occasionally grey always gold said...

Amazing! The images are so beautiful. x