More than Human: Animal Portraits by Tim Flach

More than Human: Animal Portraits by Tim Flach

Tim Flach – 54-year-old photographer from Britain, had won fame thanks to a conceptual approach to photography. Created by artist portraits animals depart significantly from the traditional manner of wildlife photography. The collection of incredible photographs reveal an amazing world of inner emotions and complex animals.

His first education in the field of design by Tim Flach received in North East London Polytechnic (1977-1980), later he continued his studies at the College of Art and Design Central Saint Martins. For more than 20 years old photographer working in the field of advertising. Today, his clients are the Sunday Times, Cirque du Soleil, Jaguar, Sony, luxury brand Hermès and others. In the last few years has become a major fad Tim work on the creation of animal portraits.

Recently, the artist worked with a lot of species, among the heroes of his pictures: dogs, horses, bats, frogs, chameleons, turkeys, pigs, and many others. It unites all this diversity is a special uniform style, akin to the ideas of anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. In other words, the characters of Tim photos look so human, that the viewer no longer see the difference between their own emotions and the emotions of the animal.

The artist often uses techniques that enhance this unique effect. Representing animals in unusual and unfamiliar angles, it defies conventional wisdom and makes us reconsider many stereotypes.

Life magazine, in the June issue for the year 2012 which was presented the book by Tim “More than a man”, described the artistic photographer method: “Tim Flach uses principles of human portraits… and vocabulary of gestures and attitudes that an echo reflect our own, playing on our predisposition and sympathy… “

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