terça-feira, janeiro 27, 2009

Best Pictures of Africa - African Nature Beautiful Pics ever - Photos by Nick Brandt/(United Kingdom) - Republic of Angola (Xyami)

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli 2007

Cheetah & Cubs Lying on Rock, Serengeti 2007

Leopard in Crook of Tree, Nakuru 2007

Three Rhinos, Nakuru 2007

Elephants & Egrets After Storm, Amboseli 2007

Two Giraffes Battling in Sun, Masai Mara 2006

Portrait of Lioness Against Rock, Serengeti 2007

Giraffe Under Big Sky, Masai Mara 2007

Giraffes Under Swirling Clouds, Amboseli 2007

Lioness with Cub Feeding, Masai Mara 2007

Baboons in Profile, Nakuru 2007

Buffalo Blind in One Eye, Amboseli 2007

Elephant Cathedral, Masai Mara 2007

Giraffes on Lake Bed, Nakuru 2007

Zebras Crossing River, Masai Mara 2006

Wildebeest Arc, Masai Mara 2006

Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli 2004

Cheetah and Cubs, Maasai Mara 2003

Lioness Looking Over Plains, Maasai Mara 2004

Lion before Storm #2, Maasai Mara 2006

Lion Portrait, Serengeti 2000

Portrait of Two Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater 2005

Lion Family Portrait, Maasai Mara 2004

Giraffe Looking Out over Plains, Serengeti 2002

Rhino in Dust, Lewa Downs 2003

Crater Lioness, Ngorongoro Crater 2000

Sitting Giraffe, Aberdares 2000

Two Rhinos, Lewa Downs 2003

Portrait of Grevy's Zebra, Lewa Downs 2002

Portrait of Lion Standing in Wind, Masai Mara 2006

Elephant Herd, Serengeti 2001

Windswept Lion, Serengeti 2002

Chimpanzee Posing, Mahale 2003

Elephant Exodus #2, Amboseli 2004

Elephant Mother with Baby Holding Leg, Serengeti 2002

Elephant Ghost World, Amboseli 2005

Portrait of Kudu, Laikipia 2003

Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara 2006

Giraffes Triptych, Maasai Mara 2005

Elephant Mother and Two Babies, Serengeti 2002

Buffalo Group Portrait, Amboseli 2006

Sitting Lionesses, Serengeti 2002

Hippos on the Mara River, Maasai Mara 2002

Cheetah in Tree, Maasai Mara 2003

Giraffe Fan, Aberdares 2002

Giraffe and Baby in Trees, Maasai Mara 2002


ON THIS EARTH - Chronicle Books
Nick Brandt
(United Kingdom)


The biography and prices are indicated all in bottom of the page.

De biografie en prijzen worden helemaal beneden van de bladzijde aangegeven.

La biographie et les prix sont indiqués tout en bas de la page. 


His next book of work, "A Shadow Falls", will be published in October 2009
by Abrams Books (English edition) and Editions de la Martiniere (French edition).



Born and raised in London, Nick Brandt studied Film and Painting at St. Martins School of Art.

He started photographing in December 2000 in East Africa, beginning the body of work that is his signature subject matter and style. He no longer directs, devoting himself full time to his fine art photography now.

Brandt's first book of photographs, "On This Earth", was published in October 2005, by Chronicle Books, with forewords by Jane Goodall and Alice Sebold (author of "The Lovely Bones").

He has had numerous one-man exhibitions between 2004 and 2006, including London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Santa Fe, Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco.

He now lives in Topanga, California....

Few photographers have ever considered the photography of wild animals, as distinctly opposed to the genre of Wildlife Photography, as an art form. The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.

I've always thought this something of a wasted opportunity. The wild animals of Africa lend themselves to photographs that extend aesthetically beyond the norm of 35mm-color telephoto wildlife photography. And so it is, that in my own way, I would like to yank the subject matter of wildlife into the arena of fine art photography. To take photographs that transcend what has been a largely documentative genre.

Aside from using certain impractical photographic techniques, there's one thing I do whilst shooting that I believe makes a big difference :
I get extremely close to these very wild animals, often within a few feet of them. I don't use telephoto lenses. This is because I want to see as much of the sky and landscape as possible--to see the animals within the context of their environment. That way, the photos become as much about the atmosphere of the place as the animals. And being that close to the animals, I get a real sense of intimate connection to them, to the specific animal in front of me. Sometimes a deliberate feeling that they're almost presenting themselves for a studio portrait.

Why the animals of Africa in particular? And more particularly still, East Africa?
There is perhaps something more profoundly iconic, mythical, mythological even, about the animals of East Africa, as opposed to say, the Arctic or South America. There is also something deeply, emotionally stirring and affecting about the plains of Africa – the vast green rolling plains punctuated by the graphically perfect acacia trees.

My images are unashamedly idyllic and romantic, a kind of enchanted Africa.

They're my elegy to a world that is steadily, tragically vanishing.

Nick Brandt
April 2004


Nick Brandt werd geboren en groeide op in Londen, waar hij film en schilderen studeerde aan de kunstschool « St Martins ».

In 1992 verhuisde hij naar de Verenigde Staten, waar hij videoclips regisseerde voor beroemdheden als Michael Jackson (« Earth Song », « Stranger in Moscow »), Moby, Badly Drawn Boy en Jewel.

In 2000 startte hij zijn loopbaan als fotograaf in Afrika, waar hij al zijn werk maakte.
Momenteel draait hij geen films meer en wijdt hij zich volledig aan het fotograferen van dieren.

Het eerste fotoboek van Nick Brandt over fotografie, « On this Earth », werd in oktober 2005 gepubliceerd door Chronicle Books, met inleidingen van Jane goodall en Alice Sebold (auteur van « The lovely Bones »).

Sinds 2004 exposeerde hij in de grootste galerijen van londen, Berlijn, Hamburg, New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Sydney, Melbourne en San Francisco.

Momenteel woont hij in Topanga (Californië)….


Nick Brandt est né et a grandi à londres, où il a étudié le cinéma et la peinture à l'école des Art « St Martins ».

Il s'est installé aux Etats-unis en 1992 y réalisant des clips-vidéos, pour des personnalités telles que Michael Jackson (« Earth Song », « Stranger in Moscow »), Moby, Badly Drawn Boy et Jewel.

Il débute en Afrique sa carrière de photographe en 2000, où il a réalisé l'ensemble de son travail.

le premier ouvrage photographique de Nick Brandt sur la photographie, « On this Earth » a été publié en Octobre 2005 par Chronicle Books, avec des avant-propos de Jane goodall et Alice Sebold (Auteur de « The lovely Bones »).

Depuis 2004, il a exposé dans les plus grandes galeries de londres, Berlin, Hambourg, New York, los Angeles, Santa Fe, Sydney, Melbourne et San Francisco.

Il vit actuellement à Topanga en Californie…
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