Hi! My name’s Hazel Shelloworth. I’m a photographer by trade, a biologist by training, and a traveller by lifestyle.

Since early childhood, I’ve been fascinated by natural world – particularly those aspects of it to be found below eye level. I have clear memories of lying on my belly on a sunny patch of grass, gazing intently between the blades and marvelling at the diversity of forms and activity to be found there. It felt like dropping into a magical world in which I was a giantess.

Even now, this intricate world of the miniature is deeply enchanting to me, and informs my approach to macro photography. My aim is to share the beauty to be found in those elements of our environment that our eyes too easily miss in our proportionally adapted world.

I hope this inspires you to look closer at the material world that we’re so lucky to inhabit.