Artist's description:

This is a July 1997 photograph of a tiger keeper gently rubbing the nose of a Bengal tiger at Zoo Praha in Prague (Praha), Czech Republic. As is only partially visible in this photo, the keeper was affectionately stoking the nose of the tiger as she spoke in an elevated-pitch, sing-song voice to the tiger, as if interacting with a human infant. The tiger was peacefully responding in context of the moment. The inter-species relationships between this keeper and her tigers was nothing short of remarkable. As a side note, the title of this image is a line taken from a poem by John Keats, which just happened to come to mind as I witnessed this scene, thanks to the excellent education I received from Mrs. Favara, my high school English Literature teacher.

Materials used:

This photograph was created from a Kodak Tri-X negative scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED and processed via Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop before being printed as a giclee on archival 100% cotton rag fine art paper.

"Touch Has a Memory" (1997)


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This artwork is sold by Michael Whitaker from United States

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