Danish photographer Morten Koldby has done the most amazing series of animal portraits. An advertising photographer by trade, he makes appointments with zoo-keepers and other animal owners to get access for these incredible photographs. They remind me of Sharon Montrose's work, but the traditional portrait framing, with the tighter cropping and head-on angle, is so arresting. I like that they are so respectful of the animals, and the viewer interacts the subjects on equal footing. The animals seem wise rather than cute, with a completely guileless look. Maybe it's the mood I'm in tonight, but I find them very moving (although the baboon cracks me up, poor guy).
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