I don’t doubt that some of the readers here already know Laurent Baheux. But I really wanted to bring his work back to the front and help some people discover it too.
French sports photographer, Laurent has been working relentlessly on a very personal research that I consider as quite different from the most usual African wildlife photography. Off-tune with the more documentary kind of approach of most wildlife photographers, Laurent Baheux presents a picture where the photographers touch is very perceptible. A black & white picture with strong contrasts and dark shadows. Frames and attitudes bringing surface grain and structure to the eye.
But you can also go and buy his great Terre des Lions book.