Eye to Eye
, the first personal portfolio by master photographer Frans Lanting
, presents an extraordinary collection of animal images by the award-winning photographer and naturalist who has set the standards for a whole generation of wildlife photographers. More than 140 photographs captured over 20 years
reveal Lanting’s unique personal aesthetic
, as well as the startling new perspective on animals his images provoke.
This book’s exquisite images are accompanied by personal stories and observations
from a lifetime of working with wild animals around the world, from orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo to emperor penguins in Antarctica. More than 70 species are represented
in this astonishing portrait gallery celebrating the diversity of life on earth. Lanting’s work has been lauded by designers as art, by biologists as science, and by others as a new vision of the relationship between animals and people
—one that challenges us to look animals in the eye and see ourselves.
Lanting himself does not seek in these encounters the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers. Rather, he states, “the perfection I seek in my photographic compositions is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature
.”Limited gilt-edged Art Edition of 1,500 copies worldwide in decorative slipcase, with signed cibachrome print Cougar Face, Belize