A gorilla looks out of the window at the rain pouring down in Fitzrovia as a month’s rainfall pours down on London in a couple of days. Perhaps he is thinking of the warm climate from which he has come or, like all of us, wondering where summer has gone.
Photographer GraemePurdy’s stunning and dramatic wildlife photographs of gorillas, lions, rhinos, cheetas, red deer and other animals in his exhibition entitled ‘Eight Feet’ at the Woolff Gallery, recognise Purdy’s camera position eight feet away from his subject, enabling him to capture the most amazing detail, for example of skin texture and hairs, often with a touch of drama as the animals come close to the camera, or humour or curiosity, proving that these animals are as inquisitive and curious as the rest of us.
His technique is not entirely risk free; sometimes the mischievous animals have stolen his camera equipment…..
His photographs are included in a book accompanying the exhibition, with funds going to support the work of the National Park Reserve.