Photography has a way of connecting us all. It is a unique and creative form of storytelling. A photo can tell the story of many different things. Even though we may not always realize it, animals have their own stories to tell, too. I recently watched a TED Talk video by David Griffin (http://www.ted.com/talks/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects.html), about how photography connects us. In his presentation, he talks about how each photo has its own story, and, in many cases, is a small part of a much bigger story. It’s a really great video that I recommend taking a few minutes to view
Griffin tells the story of Nick Nichols, a photographer who documented a very small wildlife sanctuary in Chad. The main focus of his photography was the herd of elephants that inhabit this region. Through photography, Nichols was able to tell the story of these beautiful creatures. He followed the herd as it moved across the landscape. The photographs not only reveal the personalities of these animals, but also the struggles they endure out in the wild.
Photographer Paul Nicklin is also mentioned in this video. He ventured to Antarctica to photograph one of the most dangerous predators in the sea, the leopard seal. Not much is known about these creatures, but, as David Griffin explains, Nicklin was able to get insight on the leopard seal. One female seal, in particular, was very friendly and showed him her bubbly personality. A vision into her true being is given through the photographs.
So, we can see that photography really is a portal into the stories, characteristics, and personalities of all life on earth. Just think about your pets . . . what stories do they have to tell? Don’t be afraid to take snapshots of your animals . . . they are part of the family, too! Keep in mind that we specialize in pet photography and would love to capture the true nature of your beloved animals! Pet portraits can tell a personal story and will be mementos to cherish for years to come.
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