Objectif Animal - EN
„Animals are different from the way in which we want to see them” – this is the credo of Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch. These two photographers show us the world of animals from a refreshing and unusual point of view. They consistently succeed in capturing the personality of each animal in a very individual way. The range of their motifs is astonishing, the quality of their photography breathtaking, the perspective continually surprising. In their images, even exotic animals sometimes seem strangely close to us.
The relationship between humans and animals is going through a process of change. What sensitive contemporaries have always known has in recent times being increasingly backed up by facts: animals have intelligence and consciousness, are capable of emotions, and have a memory, and - at least a rudimentary – understanding of time, and something like morality – even if they do not always make use of them. Hardly ever have the links between all living beings been demonstrated so unsentimentally, with such a light and elegant touch, as in this book.
Martin Raspers text forms a congenial companion to the images. Authoritatively and accessibly at the same time it describes the many facets of animal life and, again and again, the complex relationship between humans and animals, continually subject as it is to change.
29,85 x 30 cm
240 pages, 209 photographs
h.f.ullmann publishing 2009
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