Weird Thoughts Inspire: Animal Photos in a Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

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Photo: Richard Allenby-Pratt

A friend of mine always has the same weird thought when visiting Las Vegas, “What would an alien make of this place in a totally abandoned state? Can you imagine the ruins of a slot machine with no context?” It’s these weird thoughts that can lead to your next piece of personal work. Mine usually come at 3am.

An example of some post-apocalyptic creativity is Richard Allenby-Pratt’s series Abandoned (which my friends at Flavorwire brought to my attention) where endangered animals are the only survivors in a barren landscape. No humans anywhere – but solitary peacocks, giraffes, rhinos and gazelles wander the urban ruins. Allenby-Pratt explains on his website, “This project imagines a future without people, where the relics of our unrealised ambitions are populated by some of the species we have, in the present day, come so close to exterminating.” Thought provoking statement and some equally stunning photos. Click through some of the image tabs above to get the flavor .
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Go Richard Allenby-Pratt’s site to see more.

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14 Responses to Weird Thoughts Inspire: Animal Photos in a Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

  1. Pal June 18, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Beautiful shot!

  2. Pal June 18, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Well,…how? Cool!!!!!

  3. Pal June 18, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Phantasmagorical!

  4. DanielKphoto June 18, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Nice shot, I wonder how he did it :)

  5. Christian June 18, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    What I most admire is something that I’m lacking of. This vision and idea. The shots are the means but having the idea is great. Looking at those images (and I’ll be checking the website for sure) is stronger once you have ‘read’ the opera guide to the engineering.

    Love the idea and the selected shots. It’s the day after tomorrow where the most egocentric race ever to have existed is erased from Earth. Now how did he do that? Kudos times 50.

  6. Derek Anson June 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Very impressive, love number 4.

  7. Matt June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    It makes me think of the movie I Am Legend where they show animals running around in what seems to be a people-less environment

  8. faisal June 19, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Stunning colours, love the pea-cock.

  9. Brian June 19, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I love these. Thanks, Chase!

  10. Kyle Whitney June 20, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Really neat concept!

  11. Christy Harper June 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

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