Glen Fisher

The world is saturated with images, saturated with photographs, saturated with photographs of birds and wildlife. But a good deal of bird and wildlife photography is merely literal and representational. 'This is what this creature looks like,' it says. The more interesting work, I think, looks at creatures in their natural settings, or at behaviours. In these images, I am exploring something else. How does one photograph an egret, a spoonbill or kingfisher, an ordinary Cape Weaver, in a way that is aesthetically satisfying, that conveys feeling and emotion, that invites the viewer to contemplate what it is that he or she is looking at, and not merely observe and catalogue?

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