Famous Brooklin photographerÂ Zack SecklerÂ transforms Africa into picturesque and colorful landscapes in his new series named “Botswana”.
“Using an ultra-light aircraft, Seckler photographed the entire series less than 500 feet above ground. The low elevation allows “Botswana”Â to blossom with exquisite detail while painting a poetic whole, each image bursting with a roaming vitality,” Feature Shoot describes the series.
“The photos feel fluid and moving, each creature dotted across a textural abstraction of vegetation and glassy waters. Here we are given an omnipresent vision, examining a lush world with fresh perspective when captured at this birdâ€™s-eye view. A delicate balance that is both miniscule and infinite, Seckler allows the terrain of Africa to breathe free, each magical landscape running wildly into the blue.”
Seckler claims that the experience he got when making photos in southern parts of Africa was sublime. As he states, “it was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will.”
He continues, “Flying 100 feet over herds of wild animals in a plane with no windows was an unforgettable experience. I was privy to views and perspectives that very few get to see. As a photographer, I was humbled.”
“Iâ€™m always thinking about new ways to view the world. This series quite literally changed my view, showing me that simple changes can create profound results.”
The Brooklin-based artist has previously introduced to public another series of photos, but that time they were supposed to make you think and laugh.
He managed to capture numerous pictures, starting fromÂ a young boy trying to control an aeroplane from the ground, to a man using a running machine in a wide, open park, these quirky pictures certainly bring a smile to your face.
“Some of the photographs show ridiculous situations while others are a play on words. Some are just completely random and surreal,” The Daily Mail describes the photos.
The series of pictures unveil a whole variety of different scenarios. One has a group of people looking out of a safari jeep while a gorilla sits perched on top.
Speaking of his previous photoset Seckler revealed: “Photography is my expression of the things I love in life. Beautiful places. Wonderful moments. Things that make me laugh.”
The photographer explained that he loves pouring himself into his outstanding projects, and added that the ‘act of creating is intoxicating’.
His website features four different subjects under which his work features. You can also find there his latest works, including ‘Botswana’. As well as the ‘humour’ section, which these photographs feature under, there is also ‘lifestyle’, ‘landscape’ and ‘personal’.
The Brooklin photoartist has been already awarded for his work dating back to 2007.Â He has also worked for some of the world’s biggest companies, such as Bank of America, Procter & Gamble and Gap.
On his website, he says ‘working with great people and creating excellent images’ is what ‘ itâ€™s all about’.
From now till February 23, you can visit theÂ Robin Rice GalleryÂ in New York to enjoy in full his latest photo series ‘Botswana’.