Ray Tysdal


I began photographing at the age of eight. For many years I attempted to show the world in the same terms it shows itself. Only when I began to show the world in my terms did I become an artist. Animals provide us with a visual exercise in light and shade. By isolating them from their natural habitat and surrounding them with pure white or black I allow the audience to examine the rich texture of each animal’s physical characteristics as well as their personality and spirituality.