Portraits in Captivity

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This series was born during an impromptu visit to a small zoo I visited as a child. Off season I found myself able to get closer and to spend more time waiting.  I found image after image where the subject was connecting directly with me, so, I focused on the idea of creating portraits as I would with humans in a studio, attempting to capture a little of the subject's soul and style. Since then  I seek out other places where creatures are captive...zoos, sanctuaries, 4H events. These are the ongoing results.

Copyright 2018 Sue Reehm Images. No Animals were harmed in the making of these images.