ESSENCE OF STRENGTH AND BEAUTY
OF THE GREAT AFRICAN FAMILY
"Africa is a land of light and contrast.
Black and white is the best medium to express the solitary emotion and vitality of wildlife.
Most of my work concentrates on simple scenes of animals’ daily life.
All I want to present is what animals are representing — the abundance of life on Earth.
Duotone allows me to better capture the magnificence of their attitudes, their vividness and their emotions.
I just capture expressions and postures, and let the viewer interpret my work any way they want.
In this book, I’m trying to breathe individuality into my subjects.
My aim is to try and forge an intimate bond between the mammals of the Dark Continent and the human race
because for me, there is no difference between animals and humans.
When I take a picture of a lion or a giraffe, I have the same approach as when I photograph people.
I try to try to catch the animal’s unique personality and expressiveness, as well as their strength and sense of freedom.
because viewers discover a personality in the animals, and realise they have emotions too."