Vanishing Act – Art Wolfe

Posted on September 22, 2013


Does anyone else remember reading, ‘Where’s Wally’? If so then you’re gonna have a blast with Art Wolfe’s series titled, ‘Vanishing Act’. Using really brilliant composition and angling Wolfe manages to achieve a sense of invisibility amongst the trees and bushes and disguised within them are animals found in their habitats.


A Seattle-based photographer,  his incredible photos almost always need a second look as it’s hard to spot the animals at the first sight. The 61-year-old photographer started his project way back in 1980, and released it in 2005. “This collection has been a long time in the making. Finding and filming animals on location is an exhilarating and painstaking process. I’m still adding to the project even now,” – Art Wolfe


When I look at his photographs from this series one thing springs to mind, a metaphor I once heard, “In a world full of photographs many must be armed with a machete to chop away at the access to bushes and foliage to find what they really want.” I also love how he uses the tonal ranges across a certain shade of colour(s) to achieve this appearance of invisibility with the wildlife and their habitat, coinciding as one.

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