Sleepy Heads

Black and white photos of resting zoo animals portrayed as free invite comparison to ourselves at leisure. I make spontaneous, up-close portraits of animals reclined, drowsy or dozing to connect with lions, leopards, tigers, bears and more, finding engagement, enlightenment and symbols of eternal peace.

Taken at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and zoos in Miami and San Diego, these magnificent animals capture a familiar feeling.