"Photography is about freezing a moment in time; McGinley's is about freezing a stage in a lifetime." - Jeffrey Kluger
Some of you will be familiar with the incredible work of Ryan McGinley. For his series 'Animals' he visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the US, erecting a mobile studio wherever possible and working with a number of pre-eminent animal trainers. The animals are not mere props, but rather joint-subjects of the images. There exists both tension and tenderness between the models and wild animals, as they claw, clutch, nibble, and hug one another.
All images © Ryan McGinley