I love to photograph familiar animals such as cows and sheep. They're very expressive, characterful animals, and they suit the medium of photography perfectly. They come in a variety of colours, patterns, and breeds, each of which suits a different aesthetic and mood.
I particularly enjoy highland cows, as they convey so much personality in a photo, and they have a very calm, laid-back temperament. Many of these highland cattle photos were taken in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
I use the classic portraiture styles of high-key and low-key photography to capture a unique take on these subjects. I generally look for eye contact, and a connection with the viewer, as well as an aesthetic that is graphically minimalist and tonally pleasing.
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