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Animal Kingdom Randal Ford

Animal Kingdom By Randal Ford

Animal Kingdom by Randal Ford

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These arresting studio portraits capture the beauty, power, and even humour of 150 furry and feathered species - a delight for any animal or bird lover.

Animal Kingdom Summary

Animal Kingdom: A Collection on Portraits by Randal Ford

Acclaimed photographer Randal Ford celebrates our fascination with and love of animals through his engaging portraits of the animal kingdom. A young male lion cub seems to sport a rebellious mohawk; a chimpanzee adopts a pensive pose; a curious duckling cocks his head at the camera lens and flaps his wings. The featured animals cover a wide range, from birds such as the African crane, cockatoos, flamingos, and roosters, to big cats such as tigers, cheetahs, and leopards, to Arabian horses, bulls, and Longhorn sheep, among many others. Bird and animal lovers will be drawn to the powerful and emotionally engaging images that seem to reveal the individual character of the other animals that share the Earth with us. Elegantly designed and packaged, this book will be the perfect gift and addition to the home of any lover of animals or fine photography.

Animal Kingdom Reviews

Each of Ford's arresting photos delivers an unexpected sense of connection. Randall Ford's Dr. Doolittle talent is the ability to capture both what is on the inside and out. Each photo features a close up of a single animal that is accentuated by a stark, unadorned backdrop. The animals appear natural, confident, and almost humanlike in their poses as their pensive faces stare out beyond the page. Who knows if animals truly experience complex emotion and thoughts? Ford's imagery certainly leads one to believe that they do. If you love animals and are inspired by fine art, this book is a gem.
-New York Journal of Books

Just like high school, nature is full of class clowns, punks, drama geeks and stoics-and acclaimed photographer Randal Ford, whose work has appeared on the cover of Time and Communication Arts, captures these distinct personalities in Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits. These stunning animal portraits will touch your heart.
-Parade Magazine

USA Today: 10 gorgeous coffee-table books perfect for the book lover on your holiday gift list!
What it's about: Another book of animal photographs? This one stands out from the herd. Randal Ford literally shoots portraits of lions and tigers and bears (and pigs and hens and sloths and horses and cows and chimps) in a studio setting against a white backdrop. (Many were brought to the studio from zoos.)
What's to love: These arresting, often startling images are somehow both intimate and remote, as if Ford were a 21st century John James Audubon, wielding a camera instead of a paintbrush. (Don't miss the fascinating stories Ford tells in the back about each photo session.)
- USA Today

Best Gift Book 2018. Majestic lions, and tigers and bears and more, photographed portrait-style. They sat still! -PEOPLE Magazine

Named one of 'The 30 Essential Coffee-Table Books of 2018': There's something amazingly incongruous about seeing wild animals in a portrait studio setting-hats off to acclaimed shutterbug Randal Ford for using this incongruity to imbue a zoo's worth of fauna with a degree of (often hilarious) humanity not previously seen. -

There's something amazingly incongruous about seeing wild animals in a portrait studio setting - hats off to acclaimed shutterbug Randal Ford for using this incongruity to imbue a zoo's worth of fauna with a degree of (often hilarious) humanity not previously seen. -Inside Hook

Calling all animal lovers looking for a ferociously cool photo book for their coffee table-look no further than The Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits from wildlife photographer Randal Ford. These stunning shots of magnificent beasts are truly wild.
- Maxim

Each image elicits an emotion so powerful it becomes impossible to walk away from the book without wanting to better the world for these animals. The intimate portrayals, which range from a lion cub with a punk-style Mohawk, to a Highland cow whose eyes are hilariously covered by a shaggy 'do, to a Jacob sheep giving the impression he just got caught doing something he shouldn't be doing-are a gift to the animal kingdom. They instill in the reader a determination to do better by them-as we should.

About Randal Ford

Randal Ford is an internationally recognized artist whose works have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, 20 different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of Communication Arts, the advertising industry's most prestigious publication. Ford has been commissioned to create photographs for brands such as Anheuser Busch, Comcast, Frito Lay, L.L. Bean, Pepsi, Verizon, and Yeti. In 2017 his animal photographs were awarded first place and best of show in the fine art category in the prestigious International Photo Awards competition. From Tokyo to Berlin, Ford's works have been commissioned and collected across the globe. Dan Winters is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture. Dan has won over 100 national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, and more. He was awarded the World Press Photo Award in the portrait category, as well as the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honoured by Kodak as a photo Icon in their biographical Legends series.

Additional information

Animal Kingdom: A Collection on Portraits by Randal Ford
Used - Very Good
Rizzoli International Publications
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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