Hunting in my imagination was always more like taxidermy — as if the prey was just a mere accessory of the hunter’s pose for his heroic photograph — the real trophy.
When I decided to document the daily lives of Portuguese hunters, I had in my memory the “cliché ” from the photographer José Augusto da Cunha Moraes, captured during a hippopotamus hunt in the River Zaire, Angola, and published in 1882 in the album Africa Occidental. The white hunter posed at the center of the photograph, with his rifle, surrounded by the local tribe.
Selector Magazine started a repertory of recommended photographers on Tumblr and published this photoset of my stuff.
Comer con indisimuladas ansias. Placer culposo.
This floating writer’s studio hangs from a canopy amidst the Swiss Alps. Read more.
MOMA or NASA? are these images of modern art or false colour satellite images of the earth? (click the pic for description)
spoiler: they’re actually all landsat and aster satellite images. they were processed by stephen young, a geographer at salem state university who uses some of the photos to study vegetation change in the sahara. but they certainly stand as works of art in their own respect. so here’s to the beauty of our planet. happy earth day.
Pierpaolo de Angelis
Colin and Kristine Poole — Hot Diggety Dog