~ Article by Mia-Daniel Bester
This post is dedicated to the feature of a photographic extraordinaire and purist…
Introducing Nick Brandt!
Nick is a phenomenal Wildlife Photographer that has an unquenchable thirst for photographic purity and capturing the spirit of his wildlife subjects. Nick Brandt has been capturing the life of nature since the year 2000, where he embarked on a journey, committing himself to photograph wildlife in it’s most natural state of being… This is his passion.
Brandt’s photographs surely evoke the spirit of his subjects and evokes the human eye to see deeper into the life of these living and breathing species. His photographic technique must be one of the most developed techniques that I have come across…
What really impressed me though, was to find out that Nick Brandt does not shoot with a telephoto or zoom lens; He believes in getting closer to your subject to create the intimate portrait of the animal. Nick uses a medium format film camera and from what I can tell, his post-processing involves quite extensive use of dodging and burning.
To visit Nick Brandt’s website, click HERE