Sharks engender our most primal emotion: fear. Real danger is something we seldom experience in the modern world, protected by the comforts of civilization. Yet fear is deeply inscribed at the core of our being. Jean-Marie Ghislain overcame his fear of water by learning to swim with sharks. By confronting his emotional responses to these graceful predators, he sought to recover from personal trauma, asking himself: 'Can beauty cure fear? These photographs are among the most beautiful pictures of sharks ever taken. Working entirely with natural light and a focal length as close as possible to that of the human eye, he brings these magnificent creatures closer to us than most could ever dare. The tiniest mark and scar is rendered so clearly that we feel we could reach out and touch them. By sharing his profoundly personal experience with sharks, Jean-Marie Ghislain captures the character and beauty of these exceptional creatures, so often maligned or threatened, and urges us to learn to share our oceans with a new sense of respect and even love.
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'Picture after picture offers a new take on sharks' - Curious Animal 'These images exude a beauty and tranquility that we perhaps haven't previously associated with the subject' - What Digital Camera 'Stunning' - Tatler 'A remarkable book' - telegraph.co.uk
About Jean-Marie Ghislain
Jean-Marie Ghislain is the founder and the photographer of the 'Shark Revolution' Project.
Table of Contents
Introduction * Five chapters in the following themes: portraits of sharks; the dance of the sharks; interaction between sharks and humans; the shark's body (details); on the surface.
Shark: Fear and Beauty by Jean-Marie Ghislain
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