I am a young photographer, 23 years old, and I am working on my first significant project in Costa Rica, looking for the last jaguars.
My photographic approach is first of all esthetic, before being naturalistic. My aim is not only to capture animals, but to show them in their environment. This also means – and above all – giving them all their dignity.
By showing the situation of the animal world, and in particular the world of the felines, today increasingly faced with the world of humans and their activities, my intention is to reveal the phenomenon of accelerated extinction of which they are the victims and which marks the global degradation of biodiversity.
With their beauty and the fascination they arouse, felines are not only perfect models, but also ideal ambassadors, able to reach the greatest number of people and combat ignorance due to a way of life further and further from nature.
I profoundly believe that art has the power to change human beings and their behavior.
Alpine ibex playing with Tico Haroutiounian, by Emmanuel Rondeau.
When man and animal meet, it is not only a crossing of paths, but a return to a primitive simplicity – observe and be observed, each one curious about the other. It is the privilege of finding oneself, sometimes for long moments, in the presence of one of the last representatives of a species that is becoming extinct. Just like that – right in the middle of the jungle of Costa Rica.
Whether you are plunged deep in the shade in the heart of the forest, or – from the small plane that links Puerto Jimenez to the Sirena biological station in Corcovado National Park – facing the sparkling horizon that stretches out endlessly in the distance, or standing on the surprisingly calm shores of the Golfo Dulce, the landscapes of Costa Rica invite contemplation…
For any question or suggestion, feel free to contact me.