London-based photographer Britta Jaschinski is showing for the first time in Asia this September, at the Taipei Art Photo Show 2013. The award-winning photographer shoots wildlife in unconventional ways, producing work that shows an insightful expression of the animal’s identity and individuality, revealing her almost devout fascination with the animal’s spirit. She still shoots using her old Nikon 4 analogue camera and various fixed lenses, on traditional black & white Tri-X-Pan 400 ASA film. Metro is delighted to support Jaschinski, a Metro client for more than twenty years, producing drum scans
and printing all silver gelatin photographic prints
for the show in Taiwan.
Originally learning her photography craft in advertising, Jaschinski still produces work for animal charity ad campaigns however the images on show in Taipei are a cross section of many projects on which German born Jaschinski has worked over many years. The late 1990’s saw Jaschinski working on a major project documenting the haunting nature of confined animals, resulting in ‘Zoo’ – a travelling exhibition and published book. This was followed by a series of work examining the human relationship with other living creatures in the wild and how nature can be seen as both eternal and transient, this also resulted in a European touring exhibition and the linked book ‘Wild Things’.
In 2012 Jaschinski traveled to China and documented animals at their worse suffering; her resulting images are at times poignant, conveying the animals’ loneliness, alienation and displacement whilst paying homage to their nobility as well as an angry protest at their constraints.