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Not a simple picture

This gallery shows some experiments on alternative uses of pictures. It is still in a very random and initial stage and includes a very limited numbers of shots. One of my initial idea was to print some of my pictures from Africa on canvas, take them back to Africa and have them somehow "treated" by the depicted beasts. I spent a few evenings trying to position those canvas in strategic crossing points of wandering elephants or lions but, despite all my efforts, they managed to leave them wholly untouched. I back-tracked then to the evidently simpler plan of shooting those same printed canvas where I had originally shot them. The picture taken at Baines Baobabs in Botswana is a proxy of my idea. An older and different idea was to use the prints of my pictures as the basis for "primitive-like" paintings (which is by the way all what my very limited painting capabilities allow for...). This, I got entirely from Peter Beard's master work, although the paintings on the pictures are actually mine and not Karen Blixen's former cook. Also, I have always been interested in San paintings and carvings in southern Africa and their amazing capability in capturing the "Soul" of the animals in just a few lines. So, I tried to reproduce the effect of rock carvings on some of my pictures, as depicted in the Rino carving example.

The pictures retouched with drawings are for sale, subject to availability, and can be printed on photo paper or canvas in sizes up to 2m width.
Our car in Nxai Pan, Botswana
Our car in Nxai Pan, Botswana
Baines baobab, Botswana
Baines baobab, Botswana
Kalahari
Kalahari
Kalahari
Kalahari
Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast
Selinda, Botswana
Selinda, Botswana
Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta
Moremi, Botswana
Moremi, Botswana
Moremi, Botswana
Moremi, Botswana
Moremi, Botswana
Moremi, Botswana
Kalahari lion
Kalahari lion
Kalahari giraffe
Kalahari giraffe
Savuti elephants with lion
Savuti elephants with lion
Chobe elephant
Chobe elephant
Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta
Kalahari cheeta
Kalahari cheeta
Moremi elephant
Moremi elephant
Chobe
Chobe
Selinda spillway
Selinda spillway
girapphes.jpg
girapphes.jpg
cla19_2-21.jpg
cla19_2-21.jpg
elephchobe2copy.jpg
elephchobe2copy.jpg
Misty morning
Misty morning
Elephants
Elephants
kalachetacomp1.jpg
kalachetacomp1.jpg
kalacheeta1_BW.jpg
kalacheeta1_BW.jpg
chobeelephants1.jpg
chobeelephants1.jpg
Moremi lions with san paintings and child hands
Moremi lions with san paintings and child hands
Baines Baobab, Nxai Pan, Botswana
Baines Baobab, Nxai Pan, Botswana
Lions hunting on elephants, Savuti, Botswana
Lions hunting on elephants, Savuti, Botswana
Lions hunting on elephants, Savuti, Botswana - Detail
Lions hunting on elephants, Savuti, Botswana - Detail
Abstract2
Abstract2
Abstract2_Work in progress
Abstract2_Work in progress
Quote from Beard No.1 - Elephants in Northern Namibia
Quote from Beard No.1 - Elephants in Northern Namibia
Quote from Beard No.2 - Elephants driking in Savuti, Botswana
Quote from Beard No.2 - Elephants driking in Savuti, Botswana
Quote from Beard No.3 - Lions hunting elephants, Savuti
Quote from Beard No.3 - Lions hunting elephants, Savuti
Quote from Beard No.4 - Elephant in Savuti
Quote from Beard No.4 - Elephant in Savuti
Quote from Beard No.5 - Elephants on the Kavango river
Quote from Beard No.5 - Elephants on the Kavango river
Rino carving
Rino carving
Family tree
Family tree
Migration routes of ancestral relatives
Migration routes of ancestral relatives