ANIMAL PORTRAIT ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY GREGORY DAY
Having grown up in the rural Staffordshire countryside and living in a busy house with his young family, Gregory Day is a photographer and artist who specialises in creating original animal art pieces and unique larger than life photographic wildlife portraits.
EXPLORING ARTISTIC INFLUENCES
Mastering his skills over the years and driven by a passion for bold, visually striking imagery he is influenced by photographers and artists such as Martin Schoeller and Drew Struzan. Gregory has always been fascinated by the fine details in portrait images as these unique subtleties can often reveal so much about the subject and the life they’ve led. Accordingly his work is born from a strong desire to explore each of his animal subjects honestly, with highly detailed and inventive images that show and celebrate every physical characteristic, every single individual hair, that is entirely unique to them and helps to make them who they are.
THE MASTERY IS IN THE FINE DETAIL
Having crafted numerous commissions for private clients Gregory’s dynamic art pieces are created directly from photographs that he captures during an initial sitting with his subject. Over approximately 40+ hours (depending on the subject) he then meticulously refines the original photograph/s into a unique portrait using careful and considered digital image editing techniques. He brings his artistic sensibilities to each of his portraits, and by skilfully completing all photographic processes himself he ensures that that his art pieces are crafted with his own personal vision throughout the full course of the creative process.
A DRIVEN CONCEPT
Following final completion of the portrait Gregory then works closely with skilled fine art printers and framing professionals using premium materials to present it as a refined piece of lasting wall art. By creating portraits that are an emotive mix of storytelling, design and creativity he seeks to give the viewer the opportunity to almost get to know the subject and feel the texture of their coat on their fingertips as they look at his work on their wall.
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FUJIFILM Student Photographer of the Year 2008 – Finalist and Merit Winner