A moth the hue of this
Haunts Candles in Brazil.
Nature's Experience would make
Our Reddest Second pale.
Nature is fond, I sometimes think,
Of Trinkets, as a Girl.
—Emily Dickinson (1864)
Photographer Joseph Scheer had an opening tonight for the launch of his large-scale prints in the Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Avenue windows. The group of photographs documents moths, some of nature's most elusive pollinators. Many of these insects work the graveyard shift, evading predators while visiting night-blooming, often fragrant flowers. These surreptitious traits inspired Scheer's interest in them as mysterious creatures of the night that function outside the normal boundaries of daytime society.
His work is available through Ruby Beets Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY.