Robin Schwartz – Amelia’s World

Spotlight on June 22, 2012 10:20 am

Was sent a link to this series by Robin Schwartz and I’m not sure how I hadn’t seen it before. Stunning. Its so fantastical yet its not and it just makes you want to be this little girl, or at least watch her, or at the very least see what the watcher watches..

“My photographs are drawn from real journeys undertaken with my daughter, Amelia. I am driven to depict relationships with animals but the photographs are not documents; they are evidence of the invented worlds that we explore and the fables we enact together. Photography gives us the opportunity to access our dreams, to discover the extraordinary. Animals and interspecies relationships have always been an important part of my work. Animals in my photographs are not represented as beastly or noble, or as props to illustrate human life but as part of our everyday world. My daughter and I share an affinity with the animal kingdom and we play out our fantasies and explore our eccentricities by creating a cultural space where animals not only co-exist with humans, but also interact as full partners. The animals in the photographs are living creatures, participants in the dramas that the photographs capture. The world that my daughter and I explore is one where the line between human and animal overlaps or is blurred, where animals are part of our world and humans are part of theirs. – Robin Schwartz” (from Robin Schwartz’s website)

Also check out this interview on NPR about the series, here.

(Thank you, Reed)

Some of my favorites from the series. See more, here.

 

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz

1 Comment

  • Mirta

    Hello Robin, I love the photography and I think Amelia is a very lucky child to have such opportunities.
    As an animal lover I think that it is amazing.
    I noticed that in most of the shots she looks sad or not interested (tiger pic) I think I saw a hint of a smile in a pic with her and an elephant.
    Why does she not look happy? Is that just the style of your photography? almost gothic.
    Puzzled…
    Mirta

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