Some say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Going through this collection, I'm sure you'll agree. Each set of eyes in these portraits draw you in, allowing you to feel real emotion from the animal. From the love in an elephants eyes, to the regal look of power from a lion.
Taken at Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, 'Elegant Lines' depicts a zebra grazing in the shade of a tree. Adam approached her slowly, spending several hours at a time still in between movements. When he took this image she had looked up to him and the sun reflecting off her face against the shaded background give her such a striking contrast. The symmetry and strong graphic quality of the print gives a modern twist to wildlife photography.
It is easy to understand why this piece is called 'The King', does he look like anything other than that? His battle scarred face and large, black crown of a mane is what attracted Adam to him in the first place. The King is a perfect image to have hanging in the bedroom, those powerful eyes lulling you to sleep or at the top of the stairs, a sentinel watching over your home.
First Leopard Sighting
This rare image of a leopard lounging in a tree is a once in a lifetime experience due to how reclusive leopards are. She looks almost as if she is inviting Adam in to take a photo of her. The black and white of this print allows it to be almost as adaptable as leopards are, fitting in any decor style you wish to put her in.
Also available in color.
This is one of Adam's oldest pieces, shot at Addo Elephant Park, two bull elephants facing each other with a palpable feeling of emotion. It is loving, it is caring but it could also be interpreted as a deep sadness. The light in their eyes could be a twinkle of joy or a tear of loss. The versatility of the black and white shades allow it to be hung in any décor style and it is grand enough for an entrance hall, but also humble enough for the comfortability of a bedroom.
This shot depicts a leopard half hidden behind bush, however it is her eyes that draw you in. Is that fear in her eyes as she hides from you or is it the hunger of one who hasn’t had prey cross her path in day? Are those twinkles of merriment as she leads you deeper into the bush or do her eyes hold the fierceness of a mother hiding her young in the bush from a potential threat? 'Mystery' fits any decor style and looks mighty fine doing it.
This long tusked matriarch was found in Matusodona National Park and the moment Adam saw her, he knew she was special. The way her tusks curve in make her a perfect candidate for a portrait, which are usually difficult to get for elephants, as their tusks tend to curve out widely. This powerful portrait will hold center stage in any room you hang her, be it at the top of a staircase or in an entrance hall greeting every new visitor.