December 8, 2009

Review: Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg

Description (taken from here):
A top celebrity portrait photographer, Jill Greenberg has a unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her subjects - whether human or animal. Her portraits of bears, collected here for the first
time, surprise and engage. We encounter cubs as cute as a child's Teddy, grizzlies that look like they might swallow you whole, and Polar bears seated in Sphinx-like tranquility.

Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed on location against a portrait backdrop. The poses and facial expressions are at turns oddly comedic, pensive, terrifying, and sometimes unexpectedly human. Alive with Greenberg's signature lighting and seen through the unique perspective of her lens, these startling bear portraits bring us face to face with our fears and fantasies.

This book is full of gorgeous photos. Any animal fan should be very pleased with this book.

Book Information:
Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg
Little, Brown and Company
Nov. 2009
104 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. awww!!! How adorable!!! I would love to own a book as cute as this, and I'm sure babies would get a kick out of it.