Three Kings, South Georgia Island, 2015

Not many people realize that how they frame a subject in a photo can convey a powerful meaning to the viewer of the photo. Photographing down onto a subject can diminish their significance, photographing at eye level suggests an intimacy and familiarity, and shooting up onto a subject can amplify their importance in the frame. I find these King Penguins such beautiful and regal birds, so I chose to photograph them from below (while lying on the ground), as was fitting of a King. Plus, I love being able to see the finer details of their colorful feathers. Shot while on assignment for National Geographic.

Location: South Georgia Island
Photograph Date: 2015
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200


To purchase this photograph, visit one of our galleries or contact us via Instagram, Facebook or email.