The Eyes Have It

I cannot believe that I have not yet blogged about the thing that first got me into photography… the detail you can see in the eyes of animals.

Way back when, armed with our first digital 30D camera, I became obsessed with the quality of the camera and the amount of detail it would render. The one image that firmly lead me on the road to this obsession was this image (above) taken by my husband, Alistair Knock  during a husky sledding holiday in Sweden.  I loved the clarity of his reflection in the pupil of the husky. It showed the relationship we had built up with the animal and how close it allowed us to get to him. This got me thinking – what relationships could I build up with other animals and how could I reflect this in photography? This spawned many years of work where I strove hard to spend time with my subjects, allowing them to be curious of me and for us to get close to each other.

Below I showcase a few of my successful images. Hopefully more are yet to come.

The World As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Springbok

 

Mr Chips is a captive Brown Wood Asian Owl who captured my heart during a falconry session
Mr Chips is a captive Brown Wood Asian Owl who captured my heart during a falconry session

 

 

My reflection in a husky's eye
My reflection in a husky’s eye

 

A close up of my reflection in a horse's eye
A close up of my reflection in a horse’s eye

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