Thursday, 2 December 2010

Frans Lanting

It was during a lunch hour at school whilst in an independent book store many years ago that I bought a discounted coffee table photography book called Jungle. It was one of those big, oversize hardbacks. On looking inside, I could not believe that no one else had snapped it up. True, the dust cover had been ripped and some of the binding had come loose, but between the pages was the beautiful, bursting-with-colour world of Mr Frans Lanting, wildlife photographer extraordinaire. That was how I found the magician.


A photograph is the the world as seen through the artist's eye and wow, what an amazing point of view.


His compositions are always stunning and you cannot help being captivated by the eyes of the animals or the grandeur of the places he captures.


Originally from the Netherlands, Mr Lanting has travelled all over the globe, won numerous awards and is frequently commissioned by the National Geographic, where he was photographer-in-residence. Find out more on his site.


All photos © Frans Lanting

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