Visual Artist & Photographer Patric Marin is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. These photographs are from his project ‘The Rough Skin Of The Elephant‘. To see Patric’s gallery of works click on any image.
“At present my photographic work, in a conscious way and unconscious, it is related to the nature and the animals; the majority of my works are based on the investigation and the relation between soul, animal, awareness and person; I seek to use the work such as visibility and connection to the lost empathy in some step of the evolution of our specie.
«The rough skin of the elephant» is born of the need to transform an introspective, subjective and personal feeling into a palpable image; with a proper language to interact psychologically with the spectator.
The situation of the captive animals in different places of the city, it tries to provoke a mirror effect, a possible relation of a portrait of the society who lives in a means hostile with difficulties, without being of its taste; it is the encounter of the discordance and the empathy.
The final photos are something more than fugitive animals from the zoo by a city, every composition has been studied to dismay, to exalt, to depress… In this way, every image can be contemplated itself as an only work, without the need of other that accompanies him to reinforce the meaning; even so it exists a narrative thread, a place where it begins the reading from a subtle element, an introduction to learn to discover and assimilate the visions towards the following state.”
By Patric Marin