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incaptivity

This series titled ‘In captivity’ looks at animals in their artificial habitats at Zoos and Aquariums. The images look at how the general public view the animals and displays how naïve people are, and that these animals are almost prisoners stuck in their cells.

 

Do people understand that these animals have been stripped of their natural habitat and put on display for people to view them for pleasure?

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captivecats

I started this project in 2010, during the second year of my Degree studies; this series of images was my first miniature project revolving around the welfare and captivity of wild animals.


The series, which was shot at Berlin Zoo, looks at endangered big cats such the Tiger, displaying their natural beauty, which will only be viewable in this environment once they are extinct in the wild. Is it correct to keep these wild animals confined behind bars when they should be in their natural habitat?

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endangeredfashion

I produced this series of images for a fashion project whilst undertaking my degree, I associated my beliefs of animal conservation into the concept. My aim was to bring awareness of endangered animal prints that we wear; using leopard print, one of the endangered big cat patterns, I wanted people to realize that these animals are so close to extinction that they will are wearing a print of an iconic big cat species that could soon be extinct.

 

I positioned the models behind fences to bring in a sense of captivity, if nothing is done to protect endangered animals in the wild, the only place that these endangered animals will be seen is behind bars and wire fences in zoos.

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equine

In 2009, I shadowed Equine Veterinarian, Peter Fenton to begin my animal portfolio. I wanted to create some imagery of horses, as they are truly majestic creatures.

 

From this experience I gained some powerful images to add to my portfolio.

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fragile

I produced this project using techniques learnt whilst studying on the Foundation Degree in Photographic Media at Blackburn College. I titled this project ‘Fragile’ as the images show how delicate and fragile the butterflies are in all stages of their short lives.

 

I photographed both dead and alive butterflies to show their beauty whilst they live their short lives. The dead butterflies enabled me to create close-up studio images of the wings, which would have been almost impossible with live butterflies.

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