Beautiful Studio Portraits of Wild Animals Highlight Their Fragility Against the Dark Background

Wilson started his artistic journey through art history and studio art studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Soon after, he moved on to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops where he focused solely on photography. He settled in New York City later and became successful in commercial and fine-art sectors. A decade after, his journey took him from NYC to New Mexico. The work we’re looking at today is a part of his Affinity series that explores relationships between humans and animals, both in a positive and negative way. In his photos, he captures wild animals while highlighting their fragility which is absolutely incredible to see. Isolating beautiful mammals, birds, and reptiles roaming in the completely black background with just soft studio lighting; Wilson’s photography carries a strong message. “In the midst of our modern human civilization with all its technological complexities, animals still remain stark symbols of a simpler life and a wilderness lost… We are not alone, we are not separate – we are part of a beautifully rich and interconnected diversity of life.”

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Photo credits: Brad Wilson

Wilson captures wild animals while highlighting their fragility.

His work focuses on the relationships between humans and animals, both positive and negative.

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“In the midst of our modern human civilization with all its technological complexities, animals still remain stark symbols of a simpler life and a wilderness lost.”

“Perhaps these images can stand as a testament to this other fading world, and remind us, despite the pronounced feeling of isolation that too often characterizes our contemporary existence,”

“…that we are not alone, we are not separate – we are part of a beautifully rich and interconnected diversity of life.”

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Wilson’s work was featured in various articles by Paris Match, Vanity Fair Italia, CNN, CBS News, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, Audubon, Microsoft, Apple, and Sony.

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