Polish photographer Katarzyna Załużna captures bokeh portraits of snails. Katarzyna proves once more time that snails have a mystical photogenic beauty. She uses an exquisite bokeh effect and lends an otherworldly charm to these intimate dreamlike scenes with an artistry that is quite remarkable.
“They are graceful and communicative, establishing contact with humans in their primitive way,” Załużna tells My Modern Met. “This is what delights me most in them.”
Katarzyna Załużna captures magical up-close photographs of snails using a bokeh effect.
Even if snails are not much fast animals, it is not easy to capture snails from a good perspective. Capturing snails in a perfect way requires patience and an eye to see the beauty in what others might consider mundane.
“You can create beautiful compositions, but it takes a lot of patience and sensitivity to light and to detail,” Załużna explains. “Capturing the right moment is the foundation for a magical photo. I look for a long time before I start photographing. Often the snail in nature is in an unattractive place (on the ground, an ugly stick), but then I move it to another lovely plant. It takes a lot of work to get a beautiful shot. It’s not like I go outside, snap a picture and it’s done. That would be too easy. The effect would not be stunning. I like to show nature in a poetic way.”
Here are enchanting snail photographs