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 photographer in Antwerp, Belgium, captured the human side of animals by taking serious and dignified portraits of the sort that us humans like to take of each other. His photo series is called “Human Animal.” “I tried to photograph the animals as humans, depicting their emotion and human-like characteristics in a sombre way,” Lagrange told Yatzer. And indeed, the serious mood of these photos encourages us to examine these animals’ faces and read into their facial expressions.
Legrange was inspired to shoot the series by his cat, Dwiezel. Understandably, he said that the hardest part of this project was getting the animals to sit still so he could get the shot he wanted!