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Face to Face

This exhibition is at the Natural History Museum until the 18th of September and you have to go. You weren’t actually allowed to take photographs, but with the camera sat on one of the seats I fired off a few long exposure shots. The portraits of the apes are just like portraits of humans, unique and expressive. A brilliant exhibition and worth the visit alone. Their new animatronic T-Rex is pretty cool as well.

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  1. Gosh, this is a really striking and unusual image; I get a sense of forboding from the intense darkness and richly contrasting faces, and the perspective is great. Oddly enough, I assumed it was a display at the NHM though I’ve certainly not seen this exhibition. Nicely sneaked.

  2. Jem

    I’ve seen so many pieces in magazines etc. about this exhibition! But after seeing your photo it looks quite scary, i’m not sure i’d want to go ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Great one, even though it is dark, you succeeded in a good photo.

  4. Wow, spooky apes. Nice one sneaking that camera in.

  5. John [shots]

    You did very well in capturing this scene. Good perspective and mood.

  6. rob

    fantastic shot , i love it strange atmosphere ยง!!!

  7. rw

    Nice work in the dark conditions to get this shot away as well as you have.

  8. dad

    Was this really taken in the NHM or did you have a quick trip to the Planet of the Apes, scary…..

  9. This photo is a little scary, but also intriguing. Those apeish stares are intimidating!

  10. yes, scary shot…but nice!

  11. Very cool how you have reduced this to just the highlights — an interesting image.

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