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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.
Greenberg, Los Angeles, California I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. WOODY ALLEN Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. D. H. LAWRENCE When among wild beasts, if they menace you, be a wild beast. HERMAN MELVILLE How does one kill fear, I wonder? JOSEPH CONRAD Only the gentle are ever really strong. JAMES DEAN Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax. HOMER SIMPSON Hunger is insolent, and will be.
Little, Brown. And most of all, thanks to my husband, Robert Green, for having faith that I would come home in one piece. These pictures are smarter than the average bear. ELVIS COSTELLO, MUSICIAN AND SINGER-SONGWRITER Bears hold a unique position in the popular imagination – at one end of the spectrum is the cuddly teddy bear; at the other the terrifying grizzly; in between, the polar bear has become a newly endangered species, a great white symbol of environmental decline. Enter.
Book of bear photos. SETH MacFARLANE, ACTOR, COMEDIAN, CREATOR OF THE FAMILY GUY At a bear minimum, I would have to say this book is genius. ASHTON KUTCHER, ACTOR / PRODUCER INTRODUCTION I started planning this collection of bear photographs in the summer of 2006. It was just after exhibiting “End Times,” a series of portraits depicting children crying. The return to animal portraiture was in reaction to the vitriol directed at me in response to “End Times.” It felt “safer” to.
(a) stay on a mark for long periods of time while (b) not eating me or my crew. In August of 2006 I flew up to Calgary for my first shoot with six different bears: five Kodiaks and one black bear. I went for a brief tour of the compound just after arriving, and Ruth introduced me to the various bears. When she asked the twenty-five-year-old, eight-foot-tall Kodiak Ali Oop to give me a kiss on the cheek, I realized I would survive the project. The next morning, as we began to shoot, I was.
California, where he also owns Koda, a massive 1,600-pound grizzly bear. The reason for the two homes is that U.S. authorities won’t let Mark bring Agee into the country, so she is resentful of Mark every time he has to leave and for a while after he returns. Agee gets so possessive of Mark that she won’t work directly with other women. Thus, while on the set with Agee, I was forced to communicate with Mark’s wife, who would in turn talk to Mark, who would in turn tell Agee what to do. She was.