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Bear Portraitsby Jill Greenberg
This disarming, adorable collection of bear portraits by celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg is my favorite book of the year. Like Andrew Zuckerman (Creature), Greenberg has the unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her large, carnivorous subjects, and their unexpectedly human expressions are undeniably charming.
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A top celebrity portrait photographer, Jill Greenberg has a unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her subjects — whether human or animal. Her portraits of bears, collected here for the first time, surprise and engage. We encounter cubs as cute as a child's Teddy, grizzlies that look like they might swallow you whole, and Polar bears seated in Sphinx-like tranquility.
Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed on location against a portrait backdrop. The poses and facial expressions are at turns oddly comedic, pensive, terrifying, and sometimes unexpectedly human. Alive with Greenberg's signature lighting and seen through the unique perspective of her lens, these startling bear portraits bring us face to face with our fears and fantasies.
'These pictures are smarter than the average bear." Elvis Costello
A top celebrity portrait photographer, Greenberg has a unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her subjects — whether human or animal. Her portraits of bears, collected here for the first time, surprise and engage.
About the Author
Jill Greenberg regularly shoots advertising and celebrity portrait photography for such clients as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, HBO, Bacardi, Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and began her career in New York City. Jill now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Robert and children.
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