Moths at Large

Our Presenter:

Jim des Rivières is a photographer and fine art printer who created a website ( to share images of moths collected in and around the Ottawa Valley.
The Presentation:
For several years he has been photographing local moths and butterflies, but mainly moths. Working with dried specimens, he captures high resolution digital images directly with a desktop flatbed scanner, from which he makes large prints using an inkjet printer. The large prints allow the viewer to see the creature close up without need of a magnifying glass. This reveals a marvellous world of intricate shapes, structures, and colours that surprise and delight viewers of all ages. In this presentation he will run through the stages involved in producing these works of art on paper, and showcase some of his favourite local moths.
Jim des Rivières is a photographer and fine art printer. He is best known for his exhibit of 45 large format moth images ( ) which were first shown at Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Nature in 2010 and are currently touring nature museums in cities across Canada and the U.S., including New York City, Edmonton, and Saint John.