If you think there´s photomontage in these images.... you´re mistaken!!! (So as I was....)
Gregory Colbert spent 10 years of his life travelling to places like India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, Namibia and Antartica to photograph a vast variety of animals and humans interacting among each other.
The recollection of his work is called Ashes and Snow, and it was inagurated on New York in 2005. Since then it has travelled to California, Tokyo and Mexico City, and will be travelling indefinately around the globe.
Some of the people he has photographed include monks, dancers, and members of indigenous tribes. It is delightful to see how some of them are in an altered state of mind when in touch with this animals. Harmony and extasis..... no wonder why sometimes in urban societies we need placebos to fulfill that lack of nature.
A quote from Colbert: “When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.”