ARTIST STATEMENT

My work results from an obsessive fascination with wild animals. I have opted for an approach that is
immediate, intimate, immersive, inclusive, and involving but which also gives a feeling for space.
When I am out in the wild among wild animals, I feel and experience transcendent moments and am
compelled to express these profound feelings for which black and white photography works best for me. I then 
want to impart to the viewer what it feels like to be inside the landscape of the wild world, being among
wild animals.

I hope that my work nudges us to perceive a deeper truth about our beautiful planet, that it is magical to
live side by side with other sentient beings that we can marvel at, feel their otherworldliness, connect with
their beauty, glimpse the transcendent, and thereby be grateful to be alive.

 

Books and Reviews

This is the visual story of life in Maasai Mara, Kenya, wild home of African big game and one of the world's most famous wildlife reserves. Anup Shah's distinctive style of photography propels the reader into the middle of this evocative land and its resident animals, immediately and intimately.

Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work results from an obsessive fascination with wild animals. I have opted for an approach that is
immediate, intimate, immersive, inclusive, and involving but which also gives a feeling for space.
When I am out in the wild among wild animals, I feel and experience transcendent moments and am
compelled to express these profound feelings for which black and white photography works best for me. I then 
want to impart to the viewer what it feels like to be inside the landscape of the wild world, being among
wild animals.

I hope that my work nudges us to perceive a deeper truth about our beautiful planet, that it is magical to
live side by side with other sentient beings that we can marvel at, feel their otherworldliness, connect with
their beauty, glimpse the transcendent, and thereby be grateful to be alive.