This brings a new meaning to ‘method acting’. Losing some weight for a role is one thing, but try sharing your house with a giant furry killing machine! In 1969 married acting couple Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall were in Africa when they encountered a pride of lions living in an abandoned house. They were moved by the majestic animals and resolved to create a film that advocated conservancy of the beautiful species.
Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and an experienced animal trainer and care worker. She captures the innate personalities of her subjects using her professional understanding of animal behavior. She spends much of her photo shoots rolling on the ground with whatever animal she is working with, and encouraging them to open up to the camera.
Robin Schwartz’s daughter is one lucky girl to have such an amazing photo album of a childhood surrounded by amazing animals. These surreal photographs are almost like a recreation of an imaginary childhood we wish we all had.