THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS
In the Fall of 2018, Ford's series was published in a book, The Animal Kingdom, by renowned publisher Rizzoli New York. The book, which has received wide spread acclaim, and is available at booksellers everywhere including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. A portion of proceeds for the sales of the book benefit Project Survival's Cat Haven.
These arresting, often startling images are somehow both intimate and remote, as if Ford were a 21st century John James Audubon, wielding a camera instead of a paintbrush.
Just like high school, nature is full of class clowns, punks, drama geeks and stoics—and acclaimed photographer Randal Ford captures these distinct personalities... These stunning animal portraits will touch your heart
Best Gift Book list. Majestic lions, and tigers and bears and more, photographed portrait-style. They sat still!
- People Magazine
FORWARD BY ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER, DAN WINTERS
These exquisite photographs go well beyond anthropomorphism. We feel genuine emotion that provides us a cathartic connection.
Mr. Ford has also given us a sacred gift. He has acted as an avatar, and through his efforts, he has allowed us to experience these beasts of the field with an intimacy that is reserved for a select few.
He has conjured a world in which these creatures not only inhabit the same plane but also exist with us as equals. As a result, we respond not with fear but, instead, with wonderment.