When I first saw the above image in my viewfinder, this painting immediately popped into my head:
That was what first popped into my head. I think I saw that in an art class when I was a kid and thought it hilarious – guess it stuck with me. If you are wondering why Gabrielle is tweaking her sister’s nipple circa 1595 you can turn to WTF Art History, which is where I turn for all of my art historical needs. If you’re wondering why the monkey is tweaking the man’s nipple, thats a longer story with an ambiguous ending. A print of the above monkey tweaking photograph will be available for sale among an assortment of fascinating, brilliant and inspiring imagery at the highly esteemed Foto8 Summershow at the HOST gallery in London. If you really like the picture and cannot make it to the exhibition, you can always contact me to arrange a sale 🙂
Time’s LightBox blog ran my story about a kampung in Jakarta which relies heavily on training and performing with monkeys for its welfare. A fascinating and somewhat creepy place. Please have a look here for the whole story. If you haven’t been to LightBox before, it is one of the best places on the internet to find surprising imagery, in-depth stories, and just an incredible range of beautiful and imaginative pictures. I go for a look at least once a day.
Geoffrey Hiller curates an excellent collection of “The New Breed of Documentary Photographer” at the Verve Photo blog. He was kind enough to highlight my work a couple of months ago, this image in particular. If you haven’t seen his blog, have a look. Its a great place to find new and different looking images and undiscovered stories. Here’s a link to the above image on his blog along with some of my thoughts on the image.