Jungle Night

Once upon a time a photographer, thinking she is dreaming, discovers a moonlit jungle where she meets a bunch of wild animals.

Jungle Night invites the viewer inside a nocturnal world where expressive animal portraits and nature stills under moonlight are strung together as a tongue-in-cheek photo fable with a guiding theme.  Like a carefully staged animal portrait session hi-jacked by vivid memory, Jungle Night is a first person account by an artist confronted by the untamed.  

This long term series collects zoo portraits and found still life studies from 1993 until 2018.

In working on this project I uncovered a metaphor about becoming an artist the long and slow way, that is, the opposite of overnight.

 -Jan Arrigo