It can be a jungle out there and these 3 animal photographers are up for the wild challenge. These are the faces capturing the faces of the camera shy.
Tim Flach: Getting closer than most to some of the world’s most adored (and feared) creatures is all in a day’s work for celebrated animal photographer Tim Flach. Capturing moments that invite viewers to examine how we inhabit this planet with the species around us, Flach chooses his subjects carefully. It’s in the details that Flach captures an alluring spectrum of features – some surprisingly humanoid – that create breathtaking connection points with unexpected animals. “We humans think we are unique,” Flach says, “But perhaps we are just human animals.”
Rick Engdahl: “My work is diverse and eclectic, which is a fancy way to say non-specialized,” photographer Rick Engdahl shares wittingly. By day, he works as a full-time “multi-mediographer” (doing all things audio/video), but says it is during his off-time that his camera truly brings him the most joy. His fascination with wildlife and birds of prey in particular, comes from summers spent working next door to an adjoining raptor refuge. The sanctuary was the inspiration behind his enchanting capture of this “handsome barn owl.” Engdahl considers himself “an amateur of the classic sense” but is most looking forward to exploring the art of expressionist photography – drawing inspiration from diverse free-lensing techniques and the vibrant wildlife around him.
Brad Wilson: “In many ways, my entire life in photography has been about trying to find those few elusive moments and capture them,” photographer Brad Wilson reveals. He patiently studies his muse, waiting to capture that rare occasion when the animal’s gaze fixes on the camera lense – a crucial, but fleeting moment he affectionately refers to as the “holy grail.” Wilson’s work has been widely published around the world, appearing in numerous advertising campaigns, magazines and throughout the commercial and fine-art genres.