Ivory on black


Ivory on black


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  • Hahnemüle Photo Rag Printing


African elephant, photographed and processed in the low-key portrait style.

Aesthetically, this image is all about the contrast of color, texture, and luminosity between the elephant’s tusks and trunk. It highlights the feature that is most emblematic of the species; the tusks, which tragically are also what makes them so highly prized by poachers.

Over time the darkness in my low-key portraits has become increasingly meaningful to me, and this photo certainly embodies that; representing the dark reality of the issues facing Elephants from the continuing ivory trade.

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George Wheelhouse | U.K.

George Wheelhouse is a photographer drawn to nature and wild places. He strives to share the brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world; creating original and distinctive imagery for contemporary fine art prints.

His photos have been published in: The Times & The Times Online, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Digital Photographer Magazine, Photo Technique Magazine, Wildlife Photographic Magazine, The Mail Online, ITV.com, BBC TV, y la BBC Natural History Unit.