Those of you who a regular readers of this blog will be aware that one of my ongoing Photography projects involves photographing animals in captivity (wildlife parks, zoos etc) and then use Photoshop to create pictures that look as though the animal is in it’s natural environment and free.
As a Photographer and Retoucher, and as an animal lover, the project for me, combining them altogether is a marriage made in heaven. Of course nothing would bear seeing them in their natural habitat for real, but at the time of writing this post, I’ve yet to tick that off the wish list.
For today’s post I wanted to share a video of my favourite Photographer Nick Brandt, who’s work for me epitomises what photography is all about.
When I first saw Nick’s work it was the first and only time that I’ve ever been stopped in my tracks and overwhelmed with emotion about photography; just so incredibly powerful. However, it’s not just the sheer beauty of his work that is so powerful but the stories that they are telling.
I know this sounds kind of heavy but when you watch this short video, you’ll see what I mean AND you’ll see why Nick Brandt is such a big influence in my own animals project.
Nick Brandt Website [LINK]
Big Life Foundation [LINK]