Many of Nick Brandt's photographs of African wildlife look like studio portraits, a Richard Avedon perhaps. But they are not, they were taken in situ on African land with a patience born of love, and without a telephoto lens. He used a Pentax 67 ll to photograph the animals and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II for the onsite images in this series. There is no doubt that his photographs are, in his words, "achieved by one not so simple thing: getting very, very close to the animals." His photos are exquisite depictions of animals and a way of life we may be on the brink of losing.
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