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- Alfie Bowen Photography   Artist, Author, Conservationist. @youngbpoty Ambassador @clinkscarefarm Ambassador

http://www.alfiebowen.co.uk/

Well, we are over half-way through the year and what a year it’s been. . Many great assignments, and many frustrating ones, but some truly beautiful moments captured and I can’t wait to do it all again in the second half of 2019. . Our shows with the fantastic @davincifineart  continue over the summer — keep an eye out for further details. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

I needed some time to reflect on the busy and often frustrating month of June before releasing the months newsletter. . News broke of Tokyo’s alarming decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission after 30 years in early June, and the first whaling boats set sail with their harpoons covered by plastic sheets on July 1st. As a life-long animal lover and passionate conservationist I was heart-broken at the news and have carried out a great deal of research in order to try and comprehend the decision. . It is expected that Japanese boats will kill 227 whales between now and the years end with the meat being sold on local markets across the country. Yoshifumi Kai, head of the Japan Small-Type Whaling Association said of the decision “It was worth waiting for 31 years. Today is the best day.” . Another alarming story was the release of figures from Brazil’s space agency stating that the monthly deforestation is up 88.4% compared with a year ago. . Legally, President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is under pressure to protect the Amazon under trade deal terms, but the fiery president is a strong supporter of development in the Amazon and his influence has undoubtedly fuelled the spike in deforestation. His administration will effect the lives of people across the world long after it has left office. . Link to full newsletter can be found via our Instagram story highlight. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

The tiger is the pride of India, their prince and a glimmer of hope in a country that faces many challenges I wanted an image captured that. . This portrait has everything - a beautiful subject is paired with the beautiful shimmering afternoon light. . He looks like a prince, laying comfortably upon his mound, with his visually arresting glare reminding us of his power. . He carries the pride of a nation on his rare shoulders - the tiger is a species who's numbers are dwindling, but India should be praised for it's efforts to save the species thus far. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Happy 4th July to our American followers. . We hope you have a fantastic time celebrating your beautiful country. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Ethereal Giant | 2016 . Four-years since I took this image yet I remember the moment like it was four minutes ago. . The mission was to photograph the emotional side of the elephants personality, something that is often overlooked. . Truly earths gentle giant and a photograph that I will always hold very dearly. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Flamboyance | 2019 . This new release from earlier in January would be little more than a standard flamingo portrait were it not for the visual chaos provided by the many pink necks. The eye is drawn straight to the central bird and this was always the intention. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Behind Stripes | 2017   Perfecting this image is one of my proudest moments as a photographer.  .  I have often dreamt of such an image but always knew it would be a challenge to get the composition and lighting correct. .  2017 finally saw me nail the image and I will remember the moment forever. It will never be recreated. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

King | 2019  .  I am well aware that this image will not win any awards, it is simply a portrait, and claims to be nothing more than that.   .  I think staring into the eyes of the worlds wildlife is one of the many perks of my job. The king of Africa is a mighty beast. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Friday was #WorldGiraffeDay  and we were delighted to mark this day by installing a print of 'United' at 331 Kings Road, Chelsea.  .  The print is still available for viewing now and we look forward to installing more of my work on this world-famous street in the near future.  ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ @clinkscarefarm  @youngBPOTY  #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES  

We have been working hard to finish my upcoming coffee-table book, and this has required me to trawl through the archives selecting imagery for the book.  . I recently re-discovered this image from early 2016. I love the dazzling contrast of the pink flamingo feathers against the sparking water. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Those that have followed my work for a period of time will know that 2017 saw me invest considerable time in photographing deer, and this is an image resulting from an assignment in 2017.  .  They are such dainty and mystical creatures - there seemed no better way to photograph them than in their natural woodland habitat.  .  I wanted something more visually engaging than a simple deer standing in woodland and so I decided to shoot from the ground-up and wait for the perfect light.  .  That light eventually arrived - her forested home was illuminated and her eyes twinkled.  ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES 

Fire Fox | 2017 . This photograph ranks highly on my list of favourites from 2017 it has compositional balance and the eye is drawn quickly towards the subject. . Red panda are elusive creatures and finding them is not easy - once I found this individual I had to wait patiently in hope that she would move forwards to complete the image that I had envisioned. . Photography requires a great many skills - but without patience and creative flare there would be no result. ——————————————— #alfiebowen  #davincifineart  #londonart  #gallery  #contemporaryart  #inspiration  #gallery  #interiordesign  #interior  #artist  #artlovers  #investment  #davincifineart  #artdealer  #2019collection  #wildlife  #nikoneurope  @davincifineart ⁣ #SOSSAVEOURSPECIES