Elliot Ross: Other Animals
Other Animals is the sequel to American artist Elliot Ross’ critically acclaimed book of photographic animal portraits titled Animal (Schilt Publishing 2010). Approaching more closely subjects of many species, he has continued examining his thoughts and feelings about being an animal in a world with other animals: the wonder and beauty, as well as the unease. In this book he studies other species’ similarities and differences, the textures, physiques, and apparent physiognomies while using free-hand drawing techniques he has developed within digital imaging. The result is a group of strikingly sculptural black and white portraits that are at once photographs and drawings.
Elliot Ross was born in Chicago. He was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1971. His work can be found in the collections of many famous institutes around the world. Ross is represented by Schilt Publishing Gallery. He lives in San Francisco and New York City.