So much in nature reconnects us to our own sense of wonder at this world that we live within. And there is nothing quite like watching animals to spark within us our own sense of empathy and awe, as we recognize ourselves within these astonishing creatures.
More Than Human with amaze, inspire, and thrill you - but most of all, it will make you think. How does exploring these photographs make you reflect back onto your own inner world, behaviors and expressions? What can we see of ourselves as we gaze into the eyes of these beings? Even an insect portrait “might make you rethink your relationship you might have to certain species,” Tim Flach says. The way that Flach photographs animals is intimate. “I am almost mapping over human portraiture,” he says.
"For a photo shoot with animals to succeed, you need to ask the right questions of the people who know them best. It also helps to have an interest in animal behavior… Surprisingly, flash lighting is less disruptive than you would imagine.”
Tim Flach studied at the prestigious St Martin’s School of Art. "My work is shaped by my studio experiences and advertising background. I studied painting, not photography—Cézanne and Picasso were my first mentors,” he says. After working extensively as a commercial photographer, Flach is now embracing his own personal work, and is renown for his startling portraits of animals.
More Than Human was published in October of 2012, and is Tim Flach’s third book.
To learn more about his work, or to buy the book for your own collection, please see the links below.