Incredible photos by Tim Flach.
Notes about the artist’s work (from bio):
Bringing the viewer into close-up proximity with their animal subjects, painstakingly lit, carefully cropped for maximum graphic impact and animated by telling gestures, these photographs place us in an intimate relationship with their protagonists. They are far removed from wildlife photography’s documentary images of animals observed in their natural habitat. In fact, the treatment accorded to these particular creatures is not dissimilar from the close encounters with individuals that are the stuff of human portraiture.
Although drawn from different animal species, Tim Flach brings his subjects into such close focus that we begin to read their poses and gestures as we would the body language of a human figure, face or hand. This treatment prompts an intimate kind of affective relationship between the viewer and say, the antics a very small monkey much enlarged, the brilliant red tongue of a horse suggestively licking its lips, or a pair of fruit-bats strutting their stuff on a branch in almost a theatrical complicity.
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