The animals




Ordinary animals like horses, cats, dogs, chickens and pigeons that can be part of our daily lives: Giacomo Brunelli manages to photograph them in a uniquely dark and mysterious way. Check out the fox staring into the camera, desperate to escape; the dead mouse, lying in the shadow of the flower towering above it; the growling dog with the bulging eyes and bared teeth, which is intimidating, even in print. Such images confront a fear that we, perhaps, do not wish to acknowledge. The tritone prints ensure the book maintains its gruesome character. The way the animals are photographed is brilliant, particularly as the fact that the photographer uses counterintuitive angles that don’t even come close to what we’re used to. Powerful pictures to the bone!