For Animal Visions, photographer Tom Chambers explores the uncanny bond between human and animal. Drawing on his childhood experiences on a family farm in Pennsylvania, he constructs an enchanting world wherein small children and great, gentle beasts revel together in wondrous imagination. Museums and villas shot in Italy and plush Virginian landscapes serve as the sumptuous backdrops for these hallucinogenic narratives, where the animals, originally photographed in zoos around Washington DC and Virginia, are composited. Each component, captured on film, is meticulously melded together digitally, creating a resplendent tactile richness.
Ondes de plaisir
The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.