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写真 | 2021年 05月 29日 05:53 JST

Photographer turns cicadas into portrait subjects

A cicada is posed in an Olympic weightlifting scene. The appearance of the insects known as Brood X, or Brood 10, along the eastern United States after a 17-year hiatus has inspired Virginia professional portrait photographer Oxana Ware to create small-scale art installations, placing the ubiquitous bugs in novel and unexpected settings.

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A cicada is posed in an Olympic weightlifting scene. The appearance of the insects known as Brood X, or Brood more

A cicada is posed in an Olympic weightlifting scene. The appearance of the insects known as Brood X, or Brood 10, along the eastern United States after a 17-year hiatus has inspired Virginia professional portrait photographer Oxana Ware to create small-scale art installations, placing the ubiquitous bugs in novel and unexpected settings. Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS
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A cicada is seen a CVS pharmacy scene, waiting in line for a vaccination. "I always teach my kids to just be playful and respectful of nature, so that's how the idea was born," said the 39-year-old, who has three young children. "We started with my son's fire truck and that was just a huge hit." 

Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS

A cicada is seen a CVS pharmacy scene, waiting in line for a vaccination. "I always teach my kids to just be pmore

A cicada is seen a CVS pharmacy scene, waiting in line for a vaccination. "I always teach my kids to just be playful and respectful of nature, so that's how the idea was born," said the 39-year-old, who has three young children. "We started with my son's fire truck and that was just a huge hit." Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS
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Cicadas are posed in a band scene. "I've been missing live music so much so I decided to do a cicada rock band," she said, setting up the scene with miniature musical instruments. "This guy is trying to play the guitar ... The bass has been a hard position to fill."

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Cicadas are posed in a band scene. "I've been missing live music so much so I decided to do a cicada rock bandmore

Cicadas are posed in a band scene. "I've been missing live music so much so I decided to do a cicada rock band," she said, setting up the scene with miniature musical instruments. "This guy is trying to play the guitar ... The bass has been a hard position to fill." Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS
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A cicada is posed in an Olympic pole vaulting scene. Ware collects the cicadas in her yard and places them in dollhouse-sized settings she has made to showcase them. Predictably, the bugs are far from cooperative and it usually takes some time before she can photograph an insect in a simulated barbell press.

Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS

A cicada is posed in an Olympic pole vaulting scene. Ware collects the cicadas in her yard and places them in more

A cicada is posed in an Olympic pole vaulting scene. Ware collects the cicadas in her yard and places them in dollhouse-sized settings she has made to showcase them. Predictably, the bugs are far from cooperative and it usually takes some time before she can photograph an insect in a simulated barbell press. Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS
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A cicada is posed in an Olympic archery scene. What started as a light-hearted way to memorialize the cicadas has helped children become unafraid of the cicadas, Ware says. "I've got a lot of thanks," she said. "A lot of kids that were very weary of these things are now not scared of them anymore, and the 'clothing line' cicada putting on a dress is the reason for that. Kids really enjoyed that."

Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS

A cicada is posed in an Olympic archery scene. What started as a light-hearted way to memorialize the cicadas more

A cicada is posed in an Olympic archery scene. What started as a light-hearted way to memorialize the cicadas has helped children become unafraid of the cicadas, Ware says. "I've got a lot of thanks," she said. "A lot of kids that were very weary of these things are now not scared of them anymore, and the 'clothing line' cicada putting on a dress is the reason for that. Kids really enjoyed that." Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS
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Virginia photographer and cicada enthusiast Oxana Ware, who emigrated to the States from Tula, Russia, 20 years ago, poses for a photo in Arlington, Virginia, May 25, 2021. "I always see the best in people. I see the best in cicadas," she said. "I try to show people the best in any situation and I like people to be less stressed in life and have more fun."

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Virginia photographer and cicada enthusiast Oxana Ware, who emigrated to the States from Tula, Russia, 20 yearmore

Virginia photographer and cicada enthusiast Oxana Ware, who emigrated to the States from Tula, Russia, 20 years ago, poses for a photo in Arlington, Virginia, May 25, 2021. "I always see the best in people. I see the best in cicadas," she said. "I try to show people the best in any situation and I like people to be less stressed in life and have more fun." REUTERS/Kevin Fogarty
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