Laying, prowling, standing, and galloping, animals are revealed in their native domain. They form patterns with their surroundings and in some cases their appearance holds a pattern of its own. Yet each animal is a distinct entity, serenely conspicuous against the backdrop of Tanzania. In motion and at rest, the animals embody a calm visage that seems to emanate from a sense of ease with the encircling habitat. For a moment the viewer can forget that not every animal is at the top of the food chain, and absorb the equilibrium of tranquility between the animals and their environments.
Lennette Newell is a San Francisco Bay Area based photographer specializing in commercial and advertising photography. Her work captures the dynamic lifestyles of people and animals. Clients include Procter & Gamble, Purina, Nintendo, Del Monte and Clorox. Lennette is from Kimball, Nebraska. Her formal photographic training began at the University ofNebraska studying photojournalism. She then moved west to attend Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, focusing on portraiture. After completing the coursework at Brooks Institute she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and launched a career in commercial and advertising photography. Her work has received accolades from Graphis, American Photography, PDN, International Photography Awards, Black & White Spider Awards, Masters Cup, Hasselblad Masters and just selected for Luerzer's 200 Best Advertising Photographers.