Ingo Arndt has been travelling for many weeks and pushed his camera-release about 5400 times to take pictures of animal feet in such a way that their soles would become visible. Some of the creatures stepped on a black background and had to be caught from below, others were photographed against a glass-wall – and so the observer gets exceptional views on an apparently trivial theme.
The large sized and colourful images of the “FEET” exhibition show feet of geckos, birds, a saurian, turtle, frogs, and various mammals with their sole pads, adhesive lamellae, claws, webs etc. Feet – stilted or gracile, sometimes hairy, their skin sulcated or scaly, with colours ranging from light blue, to yellow, grey, white or even striped…
But why all this diversity in colour, form and skin ? Function for the individual animal is the clue – adapted to its habitat – for running, jumping, bouncing, climbing, shimmying, springing and even cleaning. From primordial fins to “modern” five-toe feet”, in millions of years nature has developed its own diversity to move on…Year 2004
Photographer Ingo Arndt
Organization / Publication for Geo
Category Nature stories
Prize 3rd prize
A Marc Jacobs sundress, an Alexander McQueen chiffon gown, and a Max Mara printed silk dress hang among spring blossom.
Photographed by Alfred Seiland from Germany
Awarded Worldpress 2nd place 2004/Arts and Entertainment