Otherworldly Ants (part 1)

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If you’ve been paying attention to cinematography or photography the last few years, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed the popularity of a particular grainy, desaturated, slightly surrealistic style. This look was popularized in films like 300 and Saving Private Ryan, and has become commonplace in glamour photography and advertisements for everything from perfume to shoes.

Inexplicably, this high-fashion style has yet to penetrate the ever trendy world of Ant Photography. So last night I conducted some ground-breaking photoshop experimentation and created the above image. I’m pleased with the result: a Tetraponera that looks like it walked off the set of 300. I’ve pasted the original image below:

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I’ve made up a few of these desaturated images for posting over the next few days. Let me know what you think.

1 thought on “Otherworldly Ants (part 1)”

  1. I’m not a keen observer of photography, but I think burning the background edges a bit may add more effect.

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