The Animals are coming

Giacomo Brunelli’s haunting photographic series, The Animals, is set to be exhibited in London for the first time this February

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Giacomo Brunelli’s haunting photographic series, The Animals, is set to be exhibited in London for the first time this February…

The Animals came out as a book last year (see our blog post, Other Animals, for more images) and having toured various intermational galleries the photographs are now coming to the Photofusion space in south London.

“When I focus on the subjects, I tend to be very precise, and I only take pictures in the natural morning light,” says Brunelli of his work.

“Once I see an animal that I want to photograph, I try to ignore it then I run after it which usually gains a response; sometimes I just stare at it and see what happens. Their reactions are different, sometimes they are curious about the camera and sometimes they get scared about the noise of the shutter.

“When I am dealing with dead animals I pick them up from the ground and place them where I think the setting works. In this case my interaction with the animal is a way to give purpose to something that it no longer has.”

Brunelli’s exhibition will open on February 5 at the Photofusion Gallery, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA, running until March 26. More details at the Photofusion website, here.

His book is published by Dewi Lewis; £25. More details at


  • amy teller

    cool, he should use his techniques on people. surprising and shocking people into their own animal fear of survival, not just boring non-egoist natural beauty. moving dead bodies and use his interaction to give the corpse a purpose would be cool too.

    animals are so dumb, love it when art f*ks with them

    thanks cr for the book details and pricing

  • nl

    don’t think that would quite be ethical amy.

  • LH

    Amy, how curious that you think animals are dumb. I can only hope that you are outsmarted by an animal one day very soon. Art shouldn’t f**k with anything apart from a human’s mind IMHO.

    Interesting pictures – they look heavily processed but I’m interested to go along to the exhibit and see more.

  • Roger Mann


    If you’ve encountered as many dumb people as I have, animals can be refreshingly intuitive.

    Which obviously you’re not.

    This show looks worth the effort. Heavy processing is becoming the norm whether we like it or not; we have to judge the final image independently of that.

  • muppet

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  • scott montgomery

    Jesus. Am I the only one who caught Amy’s wit?

  • rnm

    no scott… blogs are so predictable. People rise to anything, especially when fools start discussing matters other that that of the blog itself.

  • Just for the record.. Giacomo’s prints are all printed in the darkroom. So heavily processed yes, but in the tradtional way!}

  • monicauk

    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images and article.