By choosing the theme Ani’motion (short forAnimal Emotion) Dutch-Chinese photographer Chi Hong (Chih Hung) has taken upthe challenge to capture animals in an unconventional and artistic way. Theresult is surprising in two ways. First, animals are portrayed in a way that wehave not or rarely seen before. Perhaps more surprising is how much “human” their emotions are, how much their emotions and expressions resemble ours.
Chi Hong has successfully created a mirrorof each of his photos – using animals to reflect our own human emotions. This human element is what makes his photographic work so powerful and leaves a deepimpression. In the photographer’s own words: “It is more important to have aprint on one’s mind than on photographic paper”.
As a contributor to National Geographic andother renowned international magazines Chi Hong has traveled extensively aroundthe globe and shot topics ranging from landscapes to architecture and people,always trying to capture the essence of what is in front of his lens, andalways approaching his subjects from a unique and creative angle. With his Ani’motion animal series he has once again succeeded in doing so!
Photos of animals in movement, eitherrunning, jumping, flying or diving can be very spectacular and powerful - but more powerful are photos that capture their emotion. The more we look at theiremotion, the more they become. Animal emotions are much like human emotions. There islove, affection, friendship, fear, aggression, grief, laughter, curiosity, naughtiness, fatigue, contemplation, humor etc There are so many similarities by just looking at them. Ani'motion is about these emotional similarities.human