Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I went to Tom Mangelsen's website, www.mangelsen.com, after he was brought up in class to see what kind of photography he was into. His accolades are quite impressive he was named by BBC as "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 1994 and the North American Nature Photographer's "Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year in 2000." Most recently in 2005 he was named "One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography" by the American Photo Magazine, and was only one of two wildlife-environmental photographers selected for the list. Having got this introduction to him in his about Tom tab needless to say I was intrigued to see some of his work. I checked out his Spring 2009 limited edition section first and was wowed and not just because of the cost of some of his photos but by how great they are. The detail is amazing, I'm sure he has some ridiculously amazing camera and lenses to get that fine detail. He is an amazing landscape photographer but he has a real skill for capturing wildlife. His photos aren't just pictures of animals, they show the emotion, humor and lifestyle of the animals he captures. I didn't know who had shot the photo, but I've seen the the Peek-a-boo Polar Bear photo before. His photos are amazing and you could spend hours getting lost in his collection.