Untameable and exotic photographs of wildlife have traditionally found pride of place in exhibition rooms. Interior decoration has followed suit, gradually becoming interested in wildlife photography in black and white. To embellish a bare wall or adorn a piece of furniture with a flat surface, each detail has a meaning.
Wildlife photography is a savant combination of art, science, and self-control. Because taking a photo of a lion, a bear, or an elephant represents a challenge: one that three artists have continually met.
Firstly, travelling across countries to finally become incognito in the savannah summarises, in part, the work of wildlife art photographers like Laurent Baheux
. Once the goal is established, and the lens takes aim, the objective is to grasp the opportune moment for successfully capturing the animal in black and white. In the myriad tones evolving between the two, there is no room for failure. This is why the photographer must be in complete communion with nature, in all its splendour.
, also a master in the art of wildlife photography, lingers just as much on the details. It is impossible to miss a unique photo opportunity, enabling her to photograph a bear: a subject whose popularity has never waned over the years. We are able to imagine the everyday life of the Ursidae on the pack ice by admiring a photograph of the animal in black in white, adorning a corner of the wall.
For his part, Lukas Holas
presents fauves like the lion in original ways, exploring beyond its dazzling mane. The wildlife photography collections showcasing elephants provide us with a glimpse of life on the savannah. Once again, the Czech artist highlights the animal’s personality thanks to black and white. It is hard to remain indifferent to these expressions, which seem both human and bestial. The art of Holas is defined by his dexterity at bringing emotions to life: the spontaneous instant of a photo, in shades of grey. His principal subject and focal point is of course an animal in black and white.