About Firefly Experience
Hello, my name is Radim Schreiber. I was born in the Czech Republic, but presently I live in the USA. I been photographing insects since year 1999. Photographing fireflies is my latest project. If you would like to see my other projects and photos, please visit: RadimPhoto.com
When I first moved to Iowa, I was mesmerized by the abundance and brightness of fireflies during summer nights. During my childhood in the Czech Republic, I had never seen anything like that. I fell in love with fireflies, and the idea for this project was born.
It was in 2003, and I was on the plane when I felt inspired. So, I made a sketch on a paper; it was a glowing firefly on a silhouetted blade of grass, with the moon in the background and the dark blue sky. Since then I had this image in my head, waiting for the right time to materialize.
I wasn't able to photograph fireflies until there were advancements of low light capabilities of the latest camera equipment to photograph fireflies. Since 2008, each summer I would photograph and video record fireflies. I have received several awards and also been published in numerous publications for my firefly photos. I have exhibited Firefly photos in the USA, London, Rio DeJaneiro, Hungary and Czech Republic. The pinnacle of the firefly debut experience was my night show at Teeple Hansen Gallery in Fairfield, Iowa. I created whole environment with firefly photos, dim lights and night sounds. I still remember the light and happiness on the people's faces.
Photos from the Firefly Show (2015):
Photos from the debut Firefly Show (2010):