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Giacomo Brunelli

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Photographs by Giacomo Brunelli will be on display at Hamburg's Robert Morat Gallery from 16 January to 12 March 2016.

Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli has been taking pictures of animals in backyards, fields and farms since 2005. He describes his work as 'animal-focused street photography'.

The photographer works with the closest possible focus, allowing the lens to almost touch the subject. This elicits a 'fight or flight' response in the animal – which is the exact moment he presses the shutter. Brunelli achieves this reaction by using a variety of approaches, depending on the type of animal he is photographing – ranging from ignoring his subjects to running after them, or using their natural curiosity to achieve his shot. His images are striking in their immediacy, and yet are a direct result of the photographer's intervention.

Working with a Japanese camera from the 1960s, Brunelli favours the light of dawn or the diffused light of a cloudy day – resulting in a hazy atmosphere that emphasises the fleetingness of the moment.

For further information visit Giacomo Brunelli, Robert Morat

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