Tim Flach

Equus

Tim Flach
May 7, 2016 Bon Expose

Tim Flach was born in London in 1958 and studied fine art at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design.
He emerged with a fascination for photography, which has since led to numerous commissions, awards, solo exhibitions, and a presence in permanent collections and publications around the world.

Tim Flach was born in London in 1958 and studied fine art at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design.
He emerged with a fascination for photography, which has since led to numerous commissions, awards, solo exhibitions, and a presence in permanent collections and publications around the world.

Equus

No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in media from cave drawings thousands of years ago through countless renderings in paint, clay, ink, even film.
Award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an intensely moving look at an animal—as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater—whose history is so powerfully linked to our own.

No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in media from cave drawings thousands of years ago through countless renderings in paint, clay, ink, even film.
Award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an intensely moving look at an animal—as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater—whose history is so powerfully linked to our own.

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Equus by Tim Flach

Books

Equus

Equus, is a comprehensive photographic study of equus: “the family of animals: that goes from Ass to Zebra, but is mostly Horses”
The studies in Equus fall into three categories; the first contains a range of close-up studio portraits, the second explores how location has played a part in shaping the horse, and the third examines the myriad ways humanity has shaped the horse.

Dogs

Flach’s second book is a study of canines.
It focuses on the diversity of dog breeds, revealing how their forms and capabilities provide a mirror to human development and identity over millions of years. Ahead of publication, The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine ran a 12-page feature, noting how the images were in part a visual exploration of research into sensation and perception, such as the work of neuroscientist Morton L. Kringelbach. The article said “Flach’s bestiary, apparently so self-contained and stylized, often reveals unexpected layers of meaning.”

More Than Human

More Than Human, is a photographic exploration of animal species ranging from mammals to marine creatures to insects.
By removing the creatures from their natural environments, and shooting in a minimal studio setting, the images take on a curiously ‘portrait-like’appearance, usually distinct to humans. Essays by author and creative director Lewis Blackwell and the foreword by Flach, explore the idiosyncrasies of particular creatures as well as pertinent ethical, political, cultural and scientific issues surrounding the relationships between human and non human animals.

Evolution

Evolution is a collection of Flach’s photography over the past fifteen years, and is an overview of the many ideas he has explored during his career.‘Flach’s photos show great respect for animals, nature and, if you like, creation in its entirety’
He is interested in using animals as ‘biological objects’, not framing them in the traditional confines in which a photograph of an animal is placed, and asks, what do these animals represent to us?, and how do we know and understand animals?, stating that ’Nature’s blueprint is very different from what we humans make of it.

Tim Flach

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