11.03.2010

Inspired

After seeing this image in Elle, I became obsessed with the photo of the elephant above the mantel. After doing some research, I found out that the photographer is Nick Brandt. I became fascinated with his bio.

He said, "You wouldn't take a portrait of a human being from a hundred feet away and expect to capture their spirit; you'd move in close." Sometimes he gets within five feet of the animals he photographs in the wild.

I purchased a smaller image of the elephant from the mantel inspiration, and a larger image of the last image. To me, it is a total expression of love, and looking at it almost makes me cry it is so beautiful.

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14 comments:

Jamie Marie Jenkins said...

i love the last lion one! i would buy that for my room! thanks for these.
xoxo, jamie

Heather said...

The elephant on the mantel is amazing. Man, your place will be so different when I get back with all these awesome things you are getting. Can't wait to see it! Maybe you can help me design my place next :)

Whitney Kaye said...

Perhaps I am blind. Where, on his site, can you purchase his work?

Mandy said...

@Whitney - I bought it at this link:

http://www.photoeye.com/gallery/forms2/index.cfm?image=1&id=185363&imagePosition=1&Door=9&Portfolio=Portfolio7&Gallery=0

-------andy&lauren-------- said...

i put the bottom pic on my blog a LONG time ago,
and now we have it by our bed :)
i too just think it exudes love and protection.
love it!

Design Blooms said...

Man I love black and white prints-especially with animals! Get some pink pillows too!!

Jalene said...

ooo! i love them!

L!$@ said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! :D Oh how I wish I could take photos like that :D Very talented! Thanks for sharing!

Hilly said...

Those pictures are amazing!!

MyLittlePhotographs said...

aw, I love photos of animals. Gives me chills just looking at them

Amanda said...

The composition is absolutely gorgeous! That last one is so perfect--it shows a different side of these animals.

Half Dressed said...

Wow these prints are stunning, I love the last one!

L x
Half Dressed

griffin&gretchen said...

Stunning! I love that last one

Destined For Now said...

Absolutely amazing. Thank you for the pictures. Do you have a link to where you can purchase prints?