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Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich creates magnificently hued portraits that look more like choreographed dance shots than animal photography. Only when the viewers look directly at the bug-eyed expressions of the subjects of those photos, we notice those are fish, not ballerinas in dancer costumes. Angkatavanich makes portraits of Siamese fighting fish (also called betta) against black&white backgrounds to isolate their...
Two Indian artists, Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama embarked on January 1 2018 on a a little crazy project: to publish each day of the year a miniaturized reproduction of a bird of their choice. These nature lovers do not save their time: each of these small replicas (they are sometimes less than two centimeters) requires between 4 and 6...
Every year, during the last days of August, the Wara Art Matsui festival offers its share of gigantic sculptures made of rice straw. The festival was born from a collaboration between the students of Niigata University and those of Musashino Art University in Tokyo who wanted to exploit the material of rice straw with an innovative angle. It was in...
For several decades, pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer William Wegman created photographic portraits of his Weimaraners, dogs with gray dresses and sad looks. Behind this iconic photo project today hides a story more than anodyne. In the late 1960s, Wegman was a professor of art at a Wisconsin university while working as an artist. He painted, maked...
Plankton are heterogeneous, small organisms that are unable to resist the current. Because of this, plankton always drifts in the water. Plankton is a mass of plants and animals, most of which have microscopic dimensions: they can be bacteria, mollusks, crustaceans, eggs and larvae of fish, larvae of various invertebrate animals. A photographer from Japan, Ryo Minemizu, has devoted his...
A good-hearted US photographer called Ricki Beason just released a calendar for 2019, and the main stars in it are dogs and men from the neighborhood. The calendar is called 'Dad Bods and Dogs' and proceeds from its sale will go to three dog shelters near Dallas, Texas. Ricki chose male models with a so-called 'dad bod' — men who...
French photographer Vincent Flouret became popular by revisiting the style of the greatest photographers with his dog named Max, so, as a long-time fan of Madonna, he chose for his next project the recreation of the covers of iconic records of the Queen of Pop. In his "Maxdonna" project, the dog takes the place of the Madonna and slips into...
Ardif draws strange creatures, half organic and half mechanical, on walls in France and Navarre. He has begun to put his art in public spaces not that long ago and his drawings are becoming more and more part of the urban landscape. He studied for a career in architecture, but he has been living out his street-art passion for...
Jaemy Choong is a photographer from Malaysia who became famous on Instagram thanks to his original photos that combine animals and posters of his favorite movies. His mashups have been a great success for several years now on social networks! Lately, it is mostly dogs and cats who are honored in the artist’s mashups. He plays with funny situations through...
Máximo Riera is an Asturian artist, based in Cádiz, who has been practicing photography, painting, and sculpture for over thirty years. For his latest project, he got inspired by his travels throughout Europe and the Caribbean. The Animal Chairs collection is born from the desire to bring closure to the everyday and urban certain species of animals, which are seriously...

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