Palaeontology has always been a fascination and an inspiration for me. Like every child, I spent long hours searching quarries and gravel driveways for fossils, and I still delight in the beautiful collections in natural history museums. The sheer age of these small miracles and the improbability of their existence, of their discovery and of their arrival in my living room confounds the imagination. Their perfect demonstration of natural laws at work makes them objects of contemplation, delight and awe.
The book bindings in these images refer, of course, to Charles Darwin's seminal work On The Origin Of Species, as well as to the strata in which the fossils are found.