The stunning wildlife portraits of Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt – On This Earth, A Shadow FallsAbrams Books/Big Life Editions, 2010. 192 pp., 90 illustrations

Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.

With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.

The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.

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Don’t think – just shoot!

I love lomography, and my little blue, all-plastic, medium format Diana camera, because the philosophy here is all about having fun, discarding inhibitions, breaking with conventions and, of course, making great pictures.

Lomography can be a revelation and reshape your ideas about photography. No rule-of-thirds or looking-through-the-viewfinder restrictions here!

The lomography mantra is simple… don’t think – just shoot! Shoot whatever catches your eye, engages you, astounds you, excites you.

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