Saturday, January 26, 2013

Martine Roch's Beautiful Animal Portraits

When humans appropriate aminal characteristics in the name of style, the results are not always appealing.
 
Take the "duck nails" from my previous post, for instance, or the cloven-toe sneakers that former beasties (err--besties--) Madge and Gwyneth used to wear with their yoga pants.

But when the photographer Martine Roch depicts animals that she knows and loves in the sympathetic posture and clothing of an Edith Wharton novel via vintage photos, it's a game-changer.

Gentle readers know that I admire a good rabbit profile, and this elegant hare (below) has me raising my carrot juice in a toast. 




Bread and jam (or papillons?) for Frances?



The pastoral beauty here is lulling me to sheep (umm--sleep).

Martine Roch's website is here; I learned of her work through Sister Wolf (many thanks for the introduction!).

4 comments:

Déjà Pseu said...

Love those! They're strange and delightful.

Bourbon & Pearls said...

Oh another artist does this sort of thing but his name escapes me, though I know that the Queen has one of his works hanging in her private quarters.

Miss Cavendish said...

Was it the painter Thierry Poncelet, perhaps? His painted hounds are so lovely!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

These are freaky scary cute interesting all at the same time. I might think about these for the downstairs loo...