I’m so grossed out by insects that the details in Thomas Shahan’s photos had me jumping back from my computer. That’s just how intense these images are. Of course, my irrational fear may play a part in my reaction as well.
Yet after a couple of deep, calming breaths, I mustered up the courage to take in these creepy crawlers and discovered something that I find disconcerting: I really like Thomas Shahan’s bug-eyed captures. The extreme closeups somehow remove how frightening they are while also giving them some cute characteristics.