Found primarily in Central America (Mexico through Panama), the glasswinged butterfly’s name in Spanish is Espejitos which translates as little mirrors. In certain lights, the translucent wing parts have a glossy, almost reflective quality to them that makes their Spanish name effectively accurate. Whether they’re seen as glass or mirrors, though, there’s something absolutely fascinating about the way these butterflies’ wings offer a surreal look at the environment around the insect. It’s like they’re tiny ornaments designed to draw the eye to the scenic appeal of nature.
Tim Walker’s photography is the ultimate form of art, I do believe he is the greatest fashion photographer alive. He makes his pictures talk, scream, communicate. His use of light is unique, delicate, profane and poetic.
Every time I stare at one of his pieces, I feel captivated. It’s like being in a dream, or sometimes in a nightmare, you never want to wake up from.
One day, I hope I’ll get to live in one of his visions. I bet Heaven looks like one of his pictures.