Shooting animals is one of the toughest assignments a photographer can get. For Tim Flach, however, it is not only a full-time profession, but also a creative expression and a forum for debate.
The extraordinary thing about Tim’s images is how they make you think and feel in equal measure. He is rarely as interested in explaining things as he is eager to ask questions, and the animals he depicts usually come across as both wild and strangely humanlike.
“I suppose humans don’t tend to pee or shit in the studio quite so often,” says Tim. “But when it comes to lighting the set and stylizing the picture, I often use the same methods as any portrait photographer would. I’m interested in the human aspect and the human space that animals occupy. That’s why.”