A must see for wildlife photography enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys the opportunity to see a very special way of capturing some of our favourite and most feared creatures. By Anna Hager
As elephants stomp up clouds of dust, cheetahs loom in the background and giraffes seem to stretch their neck towards you in a surreal way, you will be vividly reminded of the majesty and power some of earth’s mammals hold.
If you want to experience this first hand you now have the rare opportunity to do so very close to home. Simply take a trip to Melbourne’s Source Photographica and immerse yourself in the ancient history of East and South African wildlife.
To make this almost real life experience possible Nick takes extensive trips into very remote areas where he seeks out the creatures that have been his passion since he became a photographer in 2000.
In his photo exhibition A Shadow Falls, internationally acclaimed photographer Nick Brandt showcases the individual personalities of some of the last surviving mammals of once vast populations of wildlife in East and South Africa.
His inspiring work not only shows animals in their most raw and natural state, but also seems to convey a sense of change. Looking at the photos, which are all black and white, it does feel like you are looking at the last survivors of a once flourishing population of species.
To make this almost real life experience possible, Nick takes extensive trips into very remote areas where he seeks out the creatures that have been his passion since he became a photographer in 2000.
Not to mention the bureaucratic obstacles he would have to overcome in order to get the desired images, it is hard to imagine how he deals with the harsh and inhospitable conditions on location. So needless to say, you are in for a very special treat.
Details // A Shadow Falls
Where // Melbourne, Source Photographica
When // April 21 – May 12, 2010
Contacts // www.sourcephotographica.com.au