Many people overlook this neighborhood.
In some big cities, when I return in the morning of the party, while everyone is asleep, in the deserted streets, sneaking Fox. A brief meeting recalled that the man shares this space with the wildlife.
French photographer Laurent Geslin (Laurent Geslin) created a photo exhibition Urban Wildlife (“Urban wildlife”), which lifts the curtain on the life of wild animals with which urban residents exist side by side.
Heslin lived in different cities, but only after he moved to London, the photographer discovered a complex ecosystem that exist within urban agglomerations.
“City wildlife was rampant twenty years ago – says the photographer. – Wildlife photographers wanted to show “pure” nature.” In London, Heleno met scavengers, predators and their prey. He missed filming the wildlife, but soon began to find pleasure in photographing urban foxes and herons in city parks.
What was he doing at that time was a rarity. Soon the BBC had noticed his pictures and started to send him to the capitals of the different countries of Europe in the framework of the project Wild Wonders of Europe (“Wild wonders of Europe”). “I became known as a photographer of urban wildlife,” recalls Laurent Geslin.
An inexhaustible interest in his work has allowed Galenu to visit different cities in England, France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. In European cities he was looking for certain animals. “I went to Orleans for the beavers in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland for bat species Northern leather jackets,” he says.
A large part of the pictures the photographer took in the early morning, though the bears in the Romanian Brasov turned out to be less predictable. “I had to stay up all night because I didn’t know what time they will be on the streets of Brasov”.
“Urban wildlife is usually less shy than in rural areas,” explains Heslin. Over time it has gained the trust of the animals photographed. “I found in London cemetery, where I walked every day. There I was making a clicking sound to entice the local foxes. After a few months of practice they are so used to me that they themselves came up to me and stopped just a few feet”.
It is not known whether this idea of the photographer, however, when you look at pictures from the photo project Urban Wildlife, the question arises: are we watching animals or are they watching us?