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Brandt is bold, brilliant and peerless, you need to hold your breath!
on 3 November 2013
Nick Brandt's Across the Ravaged Land, is the last in the trilogy of work that took twelve years to conclude, is yet again another sheer masterpiece of prints of animals in Kenya and Tanzania. Each print is a painting, and you need to hold your breath, as one is in awe of what Brandt places in front of our eyes. Leopard Staring, was the first ever photo I saw of Brandt's work on the internet, when I became emotional, and asked myself how can anyone take something as beautiful as that? This work is an experience lived through the lens of Brandt, photographs taken possibly over a three year period of total devotion. The work has peerless beauty side by side with the suffering and destruction of our equal inheritors of the planet, happening right now and right in front of our eyes. Although, we seem helpless against the money behind the human savagery particularly from China, Thailand and Vietnam, we can not give in and Brandt urges us to take action, as he has with Big Life Foundation. This work has the most breathtaking and stunning photographs one could ever see, that are not taken with a digital camera or using telephoto or zoom lenses! Therefore, the photographs that were taken only a few feet from each of his subject, allows us, in the same manner that the animals allowed Brandt, to be one with them. This is a journey that is sublime on one hand and mournful on the other, as these astonishing prints begs us to question ourselves as to why we are allowing the carnage to continue in East Africa and all over our planet?