Faces Of The Wild: I Fight Animal Captivity With My Portraits
Faces of the Wild is a new portrait series showing humans inside of an animal sheath.
The project was inspired by captive animals, rocking back and forth in their cages at the zoo as the result of mental anguish from being held inside of enclosures for extended periods of time. I have always been distraught at how silent wild majestic animals must feel while living at a zoo, away from any natural habitat that emulates their native environments.
The United States owns so much land, enough to provide free-range environments where there wouldn’t be fences for dozens of miles. Maybe this photo series will open up the eyes of those who don’t realize how primitive the life of a captive wild animal really is.