Images © John Horstman. Used with permission
Sinobug /ˈsʌɪnəʊ bʌg/ an expat Australian in China with a passion for entomological photography.
Origin: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; currently Pu’er, Yunnan, China
After five years in Beijing, I moved to Pu’er (Simao), Yunnan in south-western China in mid-2011. I won’t deny that part of the reason was to pursue my photography passion.
Yunnan is reknowned as a flora and fauna mecca – China’s Amazon. And indeed, everything (insect-wise) is bigger, brighter, more abundant and more bizarre than elsewhere.
I had always been interested in biology, zoology and the natural world with an emphasis on all things small, most notably the insects. Initially this took the form of killing and pinning specimens and thankfully (and more appeallingly) progressed to photography.
I love being able to show things to people that they otherwise would never see or even know about, especially when those things are my hobby and passion for which I am not paid or are under any obligation to do.