The japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi manages to capture the airy, beautifull quality in the everyday life. Her visual aesthetics is ethereal and almost has a sacred, meditative quality to it. She works out of her studio in Tokyo, published a number of books and has had several solo exhibitions in Europe and the US.
Much like us, our hairier cousins have their own distinct facial features, unique combinations of jawlines, eye shapes, and nasal widths that make them recognizable on sight. But have you ever studied the differences between other primates’ faces?
Photographer James Mollison was struck by how similar great ape facial features are to human features, and wanted to take their portraits for much the same reason you photograph human faces: to gather a sense of identity. He traveled to Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia to photograph gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans who were orphaned by the bush meat and live pet trades. Seen together with their unique faces and expressions, it’s hard not to see the apes as individuals with their own personalities.