new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

james and other apes

by james mollison

while watching a nature program on primates i was struck by their facial similarity to our own. humans are clearly different to animals, but the great apes inhabit that grey area between man and animal. i thought it would be interesting to try to photograph gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans using the aesthetic of the passport photograph- its ubiquitous style inferring the idea of identity.

i decided against photographing in zoos or using ‘animal actors’ but traveled to cameroon, republic of congo, democratic republic of congo and indonesia to meet orphans of the bush meat trade and live pet trade.
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blog post ©2011 helen sotiriadis

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