A hipster entomologist, with Polaroid in hand
Chose to catalog the insects of the nation
He was hopelessly devoted to the tool of Edwin Land
For its clarity and color saturation
He had honed his craft for decades; he had quite an expert’s eye
Every shot he took, his genius shone within it
And he didn’t need a darkroom, to develop by and by—
Thanks to Polaroid, he’d only wait a minute
He shot bumblebees and beetles; he shot mantises and ants
He found character in portraits of a weevil
And he wouldn’t touch an SLR if given half a chance
Cos they’re square—and to a hipster, that’s just evil
Alex Wild, on his amazing Myrmecos blog, tries out the new polaroid app. Cos he’s just that hip. He also laments, on twitter,
What does it say about insect science that this morning’s post is the only google hit for “hipster entomologist”?
I couldn’t just let that stand.