Winter is gone and spring lies ahead. But the warm seasons do not only hold sun ready, but also pesky little guys – flies. Magnus Muhr, a Swedish photographer, proves that these annoying insects make great characters in macabre, yet hilarious sketches.
42-year-old Magnus Muhr attended a rather lame party until he picked up a dead fly. He put it on a pice of paper and started to draw his first fly sketch. It took a while before one of his photographs was uploaded and spread on the web. In October 2011, Magnus Muhr, a Swedish photographer who usually captures animals in the wild apart from other usual stuff, published “The Life Of Fly” and the German version “Das geheime Leben der Fliegen” – a hardcover book with plenty of hilarious fly photographs.
Magnus Muhr does not kill any insect, but collects the dead corpses on window sills, bedstands, under lamps and anywhere he stumbles upon them. After putting them in a little box, they have the chance to become really famous once Muhr adds some simple pencil lines to picture the flies playing volleyball, having dinner or mowing the lawn. Is there anything else an ordinary housefly can hope for?
If you want to learn more about Magnus Muhr, click here to check out his homepage and buy prints of his famous fly sketch photographs or get the book “The Life Of Fly” or “Das geheime Leben der Fliegen” to laugh about more creative fly photographs.
Make Sure You Know “The Life Of Fly” by Magnus Muhr
The pictures shown in this gallery derive from Magnus Muhr´s homepage and the Spiegel Online Article illustrating his work. The picture illustrating the “The Life Of Fly” book cover is a screenshot taken on amazon.com.