The other day I received something real special in the mail! It’s a book by a photographer who I’ve been a fan of for several years now.
First a little back story on how I found out about this photographer. Since sometime back in 2011 I became hooked on Lürzer’s Archive Magazine. It’s a bit pricey, but it keeps you up to date in the advertising art world. Each issue features hundreds of beautifully printed pages that show all kinds of captivating art.
I often find out about new photographers through these books. It was these issues where I first came across Advertising and Portrait Photographer, Randal Ford. Below is some of his colorful imagery that first intrigued me.
Enough Said, his work is stunning! I’ve been following his social media for several years. A little while ago I saw that he was being interviewed on the Go Creative Show Podcast! He was talking about his new photo book.
Over the past 10 years Ford has been working on a series of animal portraits, and last year released them as a book titled, ‘THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS’. This is the subject he spoke about on the podcast. A few minutes in they stated that the first person to reach out on Instagram wins a personalized copy of the book! And guess who the lucky winner was!
I was ecstatic when Randal responded to my Instagram DM! It’s been really fun flipping through the book, and I’d strongly recommend it for animal lovers to pick up. He really captured a lot of personality in these creatures, it’s easy to feel a connection with them. The images are so crisp and detailed, truly beautiful. I would have loved to have a book like this when I was a child, to get a closer look and understanding of these animals.
Thanks Randal! Will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf.