World-renowned animal photographer Tim Flach is known for his artistic studio portraits of animals.
His photographic style has been described as “the perfect antithesis to anthropomorphism” and he employs the artistic technique of defamiliarisation in many of his studio portraits, creating deliberately ambiguous close-ups, which present the subject at unusual angles in order to provoke questions from the viewer.”
He is also the author of five successful books, including ‘Equus’ in 2008, ‘Dog Gods’ in 2010, the highly acclaimed ‘More than Human’ in 2012, ‘Evolution’ in 2013 and just recently ‘Endangered’ which concentrates on animals that face extinction through critical circumstances in their habitat, natural changes and manmade influences.
Tim joined Karl in the studio to talk about his career, explore the concepts of anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism as well as how we, as humans, project emotion onto our subject.
With wonderful openness and charm, Tim shares some of his funnier encounters and provides unique insight into many of the shots in his latest book, ‘Endangered’. This fascinating talk is a much watch for anyone interested in animal photography (and even those who aren’t).
Topics covered in this live photography talk show:
- The concepts of anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism
- How people transform pictures into meaning
- The human visual response to colour
- The photographic medium as a tool in conservation
- Suitable lighting modifiers for photographing animals
- Modifying light sources for smaller animals
- Shooting and preparing photographs for publication and printing
You may also be interested in watching our ‘Conversations with Tim Flach’ live show.