Tom and Pepper, 2014 by Michael Kennedy

image of Tom and Pepper 2014 by Michael Kennedy

Artist's statement

I captured Tom and Pepper the Masked Owl at the St Ives Medieval Faire, 2014. When I shoot a portrait my aim is to capture the essence of that being as they are in that exact moment. Tom and Pepper have a real connection and by bringing the portable studio to them, isolating them from distractions on the black backdrop, I am able to capture them with authenticity.