Catherine Chalmers: Food Chain

Praying mantises having sex, from the series 'Food Chain'

This is one in a series of Catherine’s studies of creatures that make people squeamish. She has also photographed (as well as raised and painted and sculpted) houseflies, cockroaches, caterpillars, snakes and mice. Her insights into the food chain, and humans’ relationships with, and attitudes towards, insects are fascinating.