Amy Stein - Domesticated (2008)
“Within these scenes I explore our paradoxical relationship with the wild and how our conflicting impulses continue to evolve and alter the behavior of both humans and animals. We at once seek connection with the mystery and freedom of the natural world, yet we continually strive to tame the wild around us and compulsively control the wild within our own nature. Within my work I examine the primal issues of comfort and fear, dependence and determination, submission and dominance that play out in the physical and psychological encounters between man and the natural world. Increasingly, these encounters take place within the artificial ecotones we have constructed that act as both passage and barrier between domestic space and the wild.”
Photographs: Tom Hussey
This is remarkably well done, I really like it.
the sun bear was really interested in its hind leg??? it literally sat there for 10 minutes like that
just looking at its leg
the flamingos apparently had broken the sprinkler in their cage, so they were just playing in the spray until the zookeeper came and put some sort of weird clay over the leak
then they were all “fuck this” and ran to the shade
[nikon d3100. 55-200 mm zoom lens.]
california academy of sciences.