Hi! My name is Martinho, but you can call me Martin.
When I was a kid, playing on my auntie’s backyard garden, I have always loved to observe and play with insects! Well, not always… sometimes I would murder them as well, but let’s keep this between us.
I had a huge fascination for them and could spend endless hours looking at them, but I never kept any, I simply didn’t know how to do, and back in the 1980’s there was no internet, so there was no way for me to ever find out how to ever keep them.
So while growing up, I had other pets, like birds, turtles, frogs,… and somehow, I started to forget, just like Peter Pan.
It was only in my 30’s (late 2014) that I came across inverts again , to find out and remember my lost childhood love for them.
Regarding Photography, I always enjoyed taking photos, but never studied or spent much time at it, I would always shoot Automatic Mode, and just fire away only during my holidays, but few months into keeping inverts, I started to use my DSLR to take photos of the insects I was keeping so I could post them on Facebook and slowly but surely, I started to study more about Macro Photography, since it was quite challenging, and that got me interested in all sorts of photographic genres, and that too was how I started my photographic journey!
So I hope we can explore and share this world together !