How did I become interested in spiders and macrophotography? The story starts in 2000 while working in Charleston SC. I walked to work each day and one morning, I discovered a large web of yellow silk in our garden, the web of Nephila clavipes. The next morning - I noted that she was repairing the right side of her web and the next morning, she was repairing the left side of here web. I thought, wow, complex behavior for such a small nervous system ( as revealed in Brain Decoder) I thought that capturing spider behavior with still images and videos would be fun. So I started. I transported my fascination of "small biology" - insects and spiders to my work at Duke-NUS in Singapore - wow - so many colorful insects and spiders in SE Asia. I've not regretted this new fascination
Spiders and macrophotography became a passion. Add to that my boundless childless curiosity - and my life is simply fun - seeing what others do not see and capturing what I saw with a camera.
My childish curiosity has a life cycle - sort of died during primary school and years later, I rediscovered my childish curiosity and the joy of learning. I am naive enough to think that if I can help re-ignite curiosity of others, then perhaps it will facilitate restoring the joy and fun of learning for all.
Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia
The world of Valathi and VOCM
Updated Jun 08, 2016
Europe, Africa and Middle East
US and Mexico
2000 - 2009
Photo Essays with Video Segments
Unbuilding the Grace and Pearman Bridges
Building the Ravenel Bridge
Trace our adventures via GPS tracks
March 27, 2016
A collection of essays with my best or interesting photos
C. Frank Starmer