Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Photographer's View of the Human Planet

As a photographer for the epic BBC series Human Planet, Timothy Allen travelled with film crews for nearly two years capturing the world's most incredible human stories. Shot in more than 70 locations over the course of four years, Human Planet looks at mankind's incredible relationship with nature and how people have braved the elements, overcome obstacles, and found creative ways to survive on our planet.

"It’s been an amazing experience and one that has brought me into contact with our incredibly diverse species across almost every inhabitable environment on the planet," he says." I’m sure you won’t be too surprised to learn that I can report back that human beings are the same the world over… individuals dealing with their own versions of personal struggles to secure food, find a mate, put a roof over their heads and protect their offspring. I’m also sure that you won’t be too shocked to discover that no matter where I went in the world, doors were opened to me, food was shared with me, knowledge was exchanged freely and help was offered unconditionally."

Take a look at some of Allen's photos, and listen to him explain how he made them in this audio slideshow.

Timothy Allen shares his favorite images here :

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