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Expressive Animal Portraits Reveal Their Strong ‘Human’ Emotions
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Animals, Photography7 years ago

Expressive Animal Portraits Reveal Their Strong ‘Human’ Emotions

Many of us see animals as human beings’ equals, so it’s only natural that some photographers see them this way as well. Vincent Lagrange, a professional photographer in Antwerp, Belgium, captured the human side of beautiful animals by taking serious and dignified portrait photography shots of the sort that we humans like to take off each other. His photo series is called “Human Animal.”

“I tried to take these animal pictures as if they were humans, depicting their emotion and human-like characteristics in a somber way,” Lagrange told Yatzer. And indeed, the serious mood of these pet portraits encourages us to examine animals’ faces and read into their emotions.

Legrange was inspired to shoot the animal photography series by his cat, Dwiezel. Understandably, he said that the hardest part of this studio photography project was getting the animals to sit still so he could get the shot he wanted!

More info: finni.be | Facebook | Instagram | Behance (h/t: yatzer, modernmet)

“I tried to photograph the animals as humans, depicting their emotion and human-like characteristics”

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GayleneDaniels
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7 years ago

These animals display emotions, not human emotions, just emotions. Wonderful photos :)

upvzfyyanhcu
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7 years ago

we project our human experience to recognise human emotions in their faces :)

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
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7 years ago

the owl-pic is great!

CrackrJax
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7 years ago

Agreed!

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AnnaMcHugh
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6 years ago

Great photos - beautiful detail and an interesting experiment in what we see in other living creatures.

VitorPinto
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6 years ago

It seems that Master Yoda incarnated in the first dog :)

AnnieLaurieBurke
Community Member
6 years ago

"Human emotions", hah! Where do smug humans think their emotions came from? We just inherited the same emotions experienced by our nonhuman forebears as we evolved. It's the height of arrogance to think our emotions are "different". We can just express them in more destructive ways than nonhumans do.

JudyDowney
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6 years ago

Loved the Italian Greyhound :)

ChristopherQuarles
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7 years ago

Photo number one i not a dog - that is Yoda's cousins, once removed

AleksandraSouza
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7 years ago

Great photo.Would like to recommend you to upload it on photo sharing website called You Pic

glennderman
Community Member
7 years ago

These portraits are wonderful! The only one I couldn't identify was one pup that looked like bald, miniature Cholo. I would love to know the identity of this breed to see if my instinct is close or way off.

MelissaSweeney
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6 years ago

It looks like a baby Chinese Crested to me, but I'm no expert.

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Marie-MichèleLacroix
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7 years ago

Anyone know what kind of dog is in the first picture?

TinyDynamine
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7 years ago

The photos are good but they certainly don't express any emotions that we choose to interpret via them. We are limited by matching animals expressions to our own and thinking they feel what we would feel at that time but it's simply not true. People think that dogs smile, for g*d's sake! No they don't, they just appear to because we smile. Most of these photos don't even make me think that there's any emotion to interpret anyway.

TravelingRockhopper
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing pictures !

CrackrJax
Community Member
7 years ago

Why all so miserable looking! Where's the happy, loving 'human' emotions? ;)

DarioZlokic
Community Member
7 years ago

You never heard 'bout democracy?! Feeling miserable is most respected human right

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GayleneDaniels
Community Member
7 years ago

These animals display emotions, not human emotions, just emotions. Wonderful photos :)

upvzfyyanhcu
Community Member
7 years ago

we project our human experience to recognise human emotions in their faces :)

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
Community Member
7 years ago

the owl-pic is great!

CrackrJax
Community Member
7 years ago

Agreed!

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

Great photos - beautiful detail and an interesting experiment in what we see in other living creatures.

VitorPinto
Community Member
6 years ago

It seems that Master Yoda incarnated in the first dog :)

AnnieLaurieBurke
Community Member
6 years ago

"Human emotions", hah! Where do smug humans think their emotions came from? We just inherited the same emotions experienced by our nonhuman forebears as we evolved. It's the height of arrogance to think our emotions are "different". We can just express them in more destructive ways than nonhumans do.

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago

Loved the Italian Greyhound :)

ChristopherQuarles
Community Member
7 years ago

Photo number one i not a dog - that is Yoda's cousins, once removed

AleksandraSouza
Community Member
7 years ago

Great photo.Would like to recommend you to upload it on photo sharing website called You Pic

glennderman
Community Member
7 years ago

These portraits are wonderful! The only one I couldn't identify was one pup that looked like bald, miniature Cholo. I would love to know the identity of this breed to see if my instinct is close or way off.

MelissaSweeney
Community Member
6 years ago

It looks like a baby Chinese Crested to me, but I'm no expert.

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Marie-MichèleLacroix
Community Member
7 years ago

Anyone know what kind of dog is in the first picture?

TinyDynamine
Community Member
7 years ago

The photos are good but they certainly don't express any emotions that we choose to interpret via them. We are limited by matching animals expressions to our own and thinking they feel what we would feel at that time but it's simply not true. People think that dogs smile, for g*d's sake! No they don't, they just appear to because we smile. Most of these photos don't even make me think that there's any emotion to interpret anyway.

TravelingRockhopper
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing pictures !

CrackrJax
Community Member
7 years ago

Why all so miserable looking! Where's the happy, loving 'human' emotions? ;)

DarioZlokic
Community Member
7 years ago

You never heard 'bout democracy?! Feeling miserable is most respected human right

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