Personal Project: Bryant Austin’s Whale Obsession

April 29, 2013

By David Walker

© Bryant Austin/Studio: Cosmos

A humpback whale resting in a vertical head-down position, Tonga, 2011, from Bryant Austin's new book Beautiful Whale. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Bryant Austin’s new book, Beautiful Whale, features breathtaking portraits and full-body panoramic images of whales in their natural habitats, photographed from just a few feet away. For exhibitions, Austin mounts the images life-sized. “I want to provide a visceral memory of what a whale looks like,” he says, adding that he also wants to draw attention to the risks that...

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