I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.
I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s impact on nature.
That is what write Sarah Leen for nationalgeographic.com.
I can’t disagree with her – in this photographs nature is so much natural and comprehensive that you need only one look for go deep in the image. Being it powerful animal with all sadness and wisdom in his eyes-look, or being a pair of flamingos more looks like an art then a live creature, they can inspire artists for new images.
I saw the frozen animals, they awakened deep in myself a strange feeling, horror with fear, something from faraway dreams. Long ago I was dreaming by some cold places, and i was there too, shrunk and froze, became in an piece of ice. But it is only memory, and luxury peacock’s tails it is reality, and she is beautiful in her spark of life here and now.
All Photographs By Simen Johan, Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York