Award-winning British photographer Tim Flach has spent years inquiring into the essential bond we have with animals.
Tim Flach photographs an array of creatures, from horses and dogs to fruit bats and leopards.
But it isn’t only the animals that make his photography stand out.
His careful observation of his subjects combined with expert composition, cropping, and framing lead his viewers to discover the humor, vulnerability, and humanism these animals display.
His award-winning work has appeared in exhibitions, commercial advertising, a 2007 Animal Planet documentary, and his own books, Dogs Gods, Equus and More Than Human.
More Than Human by Tim Flach
More Than Human is a series of images in which photographer Tim Flach showcases the human-like characteristics and gestures of a variety of animal subjects.
His images are perhaps some of the most personal and intimate photographs of the animal kingdom that I have ever seen.
There is something really beautiful with the way Flach shoots his animals and the bond that he creates through his photography.
As Flach says, “Animated by telling gestures, these photographs place us in an intimate relationship with their protagonist.”
Flach says, “You can never predict an animal’s mood so you have to plan beforehand to get what you want.”
He and his team work hard to make each subject comfortable by adjusting the studio accordingly, raising and lowering the temperature, turning music on or off, having the handler nearby, and generally setting up a safe environment.