The story behind a rule-breaking portrait

Alessandra Meniconzi’s portrait of a Mongolian girl with a hawk may break multiple rules of photography, but it works beautifully.

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A child, her hawk and a macro lens: the story behind Alessandra Meniconzi’s portrait.

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Portfolio | Laure Agneray

Portfolio | Laure Agneray

Photographe autodidacte et graphiste de formation, Laure Agneray a décidé en 2014 d’abandonner ce métier pour vivre uniquement de sa passion de la photographie.
Son premier livre est l’aboutissement de dix ans de prises de vues sur le thème de l’enfance avec ses propres enfants pour modèles.

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Portfolio | Laure Agneray

de: Chasseur d’Images N°377 – Octobre 2015
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Mariacarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh

Vogue Italia September 2014
Peter Lindbergh Photography

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“When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions.
Why am I me and not you ?
Why am I here and not there ?
When did time begin, and where does space end ?”
Peter Handke, Wings of desire

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Mariacarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh
Styled by Clare Richardson

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The child animal whisperers by Elena Shumilova

The child animal whisperers: Mother’s intimate photographs capture her sons’ special bond with dogs, ducks and rabbits
These beautiful photos capture the tender moments between two young boys who share a unique bond with animals.
Elena Shumilova, from Andreapol, Russia, began taking pictures of her sons Yaroslav and Vanya in early 2012 when she received her first professional camera.
The pair were immediately accepted by the animals from a young age and their incredible bond continues to strengthen as they get older.

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Elena Shumilova Photography

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Tippi | A child’s life in Africa

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The story of Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, a couple who chose to relinquish their lives in France for the freedom of nature in Southern Africa. This is also the story of their daughter Tippi. Share their unique encounters with meerkats and the hidden mysteries of the cruel Kalahari; travel with them to the wilds of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Read about the beginnings of their daughter Tippi’s life in the bush, dunes and swamps, and her endearing kinship with wild animals – particularly Abu, a five-ton elephant, whom she calls ‘my brother’. The language of the wild is no secret for Tippi of Africa.

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Tippi is no ordinary child. She believes that she has the gift of talking to animals and that they are like brothers to her. ‘I speak to them with my mind, or through my eyes, my heart or my soul, and I see that they understand and answer me.’ Tippi is the daughter of French filmmakers and wildlife photographers, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, who have captured her on film with some of Africa’s most beautiful and dangerous animals. Tippi shares her thoughts and wisdom on Africa, its people and the animals she has come to know and love. Often her wisdom is beyond her years, and her innocence and obvious rapport with the animals is both fascinating and charming.

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