Animal images copyright Alex Cearns. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
Each month, since the start of the year, Chamira Young and I have had the privilege of working with a member of the Tamron "family." We started the Tamron Recipes project completely underestimating what we'd learn from some of the finest imaging "chefs" in the world. They're artists, educators, writers, and passionate about their careers and love for the craft. I continue to be amazed at the diversity and willingness of each featured "chef" to share their recipes.
Alex Cearns joins us in the Tamron Kitchen in this new post and upcoming podcast. She's a remarkable artist with a love not only for her work, but the animals she works with, both domestic and in the wild. When you look at her work, there's an undeniable signature in so many of her images.
Shakespeare wrote, "the eyes are the window to the soul." One look at Alex's portfolio, and you'll immediately see why I'm making the reference. I grabbed screenshots of three of my favorites below, but it wasn't easy. They're all incredible!
In this new Recipe, Alex is using the SP 150-600mm G2 Tamron lens. In the history of photography, artists have never had more creative tools than today. Alex's love for Tamron lenses has come from their ability to help her capture some of the most beautiful pet portraits in photography.
With every Tamron Recipes post, I like to find a quote that seems to fit our guest "chef." The quote below fit Alex so well.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
About "Chef" Alex: "Dogs Today Magazine" in the U.K. proclaimed Alex Cearns to be "one of the greatest dog photographers in the world. However, after recording our podcast, which will air next week, and getting to know Alex, skills and understanding animals go so much deeper. She's truly an animal rights activist and said:
As a photographer, my greatest inspiration is the animal kingdom. Animals are carefree, unaffected, and without ego. I learn so much from observing them and being in their company.
She is committed to ALL creatures regardless of their size or domestic vs. wild. She's one of Australia's most passionate champions supporting animal rescue and wildlife. Her love for the animal world is inspirational. Take a scroll through her galleries, and you'll immediately be introduced to her passion for animals.
About the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens: Click on the banner below to find out more about this outstanding lens. Alex captured the image of the family of Rock Dassies late in the day and talks about the shoot in the upcoming podcast.
Alex is our eleventh guest "chef" in the Tamron kitchen. Join us on the next Tamron Tuesday when Chamira Young and I will be sharing our conversation with "Chef" Alex in another new podcast. Alex will be sharing a lot of great insight into her love and support for the animal kingdom.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.