Andrew Bruce


Andrew Bruce 

Cold Air Rising 


As animals are increasingly detached from our everyday lives and reduced to mere spectacle or commodity, Bruce searches for some kind of touch or meeting with the animals that he photographs. Reinterpreting the long tradition of humans looking to animals to find meaning he creates melancholy images where animals are illuminated by unnatural light captured in seemingly quiet moments; transcendental scenes where the animal becomes mystical. Using a range of techniques to capture, perform, and hunt down his images, he creates photographs that question our challenging relationship with nature and the difficulties of representing it. The use of a 10x8” large-format camera and life-size handprints provides a level of detail that allows the viewer to experience the subject in a strikingly intimate way.


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