"Wakanda," South Africa
Archival Pigment Photograph
Signed, dated, and 7/12 on certificate of authenticity.
38 x 37 inches
We don’t have many strong images of Black Panthers, but the three that I have from the last twelve years are all coveted. I don’t think there is another animal that tests our camera systems and indeed our camera work as much as these beautiful cats.
On this occasion I was flat on the ground in a purpose built cage. That gave me a chance, but they move so quickly. Everything is stretched to the limit - I need a fast shutter speed, I need some depth of field - well more than at F2 and I need low light and would prefer to work into it. It is very low percentage photography. But when it works...