Born in 1958 in London, the photographer Tim Flach conquests us by his perception ability. His concepts embrace the animal world in its pure form or in contact with human beings. At his portraits, we are able to perceive feelings that, before, looked like just common on human qualities -- however, under the Tim's photographic look, they become common also to the animals, getting them closer to us.
Tim exposes a very delicate work, with great technique refinements, getting closer to the animal spirit on his captures. He freely works on exploring the animal bodies' shapes and elaborating unusual and, at the same time, full of movements compositions with the variety of species. Different from the other animal photographers, Tim shows the animal world tenderly, leaving behind the exhibitionist approach whose the modern world dedicates to it.
From the huge elephants to the tiny bats, Tim Flach seems to understand what is at the look and gestures of each one of them, as, when we analyze his work, it's inevitable to feel we are close to what we're seeing, of that animalistic thoughtlessness which is embalmed by the Tim's lens. All the ethereal nature of this universe is irremediably perceived and demystified, bringing a new way of thinking and facing the animal world -- which is the target of our violations.
In the work of this amazing photographer, the animals are, at last, exalted. But not because of their ability on caving holes, reaching food at long distances or jump from one branch to another; it's because of the most admirable and pure ability they have: feeling. The most impressive thing of all this stuff is testify that it isn't a fake feeling, as they are in from of the photographic display, of which they have no knowledge at all.
As it's a theme with intricately personal motivations, we conceived to the photographer the freedom of choosing the most appropriate images to this article. And here lies his art.