During our very exciting showcase of the Terry O’Neill Award finalists here at The Strand Gallery, we want to take the time to really delve into the work of the exhibited photographers to give you wonderful viewers a deeper insight into the people behind the lens. Today we will be looking at the works of Michele Hagege, whose series ‘Anthropomorphism’ was shortlisted for the award.
Michel Hagege has been practicing photography for thirty years, with the last three years focused particularly on wildlife and travel photography. After taking many photos while scuba diving and paragliding, Hagege now devotes himself to exploring the Earth.
As an eclectic photographer, Hagege explores everything from commercial sport photography to intense macro shots with the same pleasure. All of these exhibited photographs were taken in Japan and reflect the humanity in the eyes of these Japanese macaques.
This series of Japanese Macaque was made near Nagano in December 2012. The project was taken under snow with a temperature of -5°C and a strong wind.
All images © Michel Hagege
To make sure you catch these photographs, come along to The Strand Gallery by the 26th January