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Joachim Schmeisser
Primo, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, wildlife

2017

$12,937.14

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Limited Edition of 5 More sizes and Editions on request. Primo was one of the "Big Tuskers" and oldest bulls in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. We waited 3 days and he didn't show up, then we saw him at the horizon walking through the dry salt pan to the waterhole. When he was about 10 feet in front of us we were so impressed by the majestic and powerful presence of this wonderful animal. Unfortunately he died in February 2020 on natural causes. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate portraits of species threatened with extinction. In his new series – The Last Of Their Kind – he focuses on the beauty of creation and its fragile transience. These striking images are timeless works that can be interpreted on different levels: as depictions of a distant past or as iconic memories in a not too distant future in which we can only admire these majestic creatures in zoos. They are both an homage and a final warning - visual revelations that sharpen our clouded view of nature in all its infinite complexity as well as recognizing what treasures we might irretrievably lose. In 2012, Joachim Schmeisser was awarded with the prestigious Hasselblad Master award for his series on African Wildlife. He is considered one of the most outstanding and multi-faceted Fine Art Photographers in the world. He is best known for his exceptionally intimate and touching portraits of the most endangered species in Africa. In 2017 his book »Elephants in Heaven« was launched by the German Publisher teNeues and sold out within 4 months. Particular noteworthy are his large-sized unique prints. By using a large format Sinar camera and medium format cameras he creates prints even in a format of three to 4 meters or more as a unique piece edition. – Photography, Animal, Africa, Wildlife, Nature, Large Format, Tusks, Elephant, Portrait, Close-Up, iconic, black and white photography

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