Tim Flach‘s goal with his photography is to bring the viewer into close-up proximity with the subject. These photographs are painstakingly lit and carefully cropped in a manner to provide maximum effect. He wanted to make his photographs of wildlife more like portraits of humans, and less like the treatment one would find when encountering the animal in their natural habitat.
By bringing his subjects into such close focus, it prompts a sort of intimate relationship between the viewer and the animal. He wanted us to be able to see his subjects eye-to-eye.
What do you think?
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I love his work. He can make a featherless chicken look good. The equus shots on his website, along with the huskies in the snow are my favorites.
August 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Love the connection with the subject!
August 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm
August 5, 2012 at 6:40 am