Another image from my hunting series.
As a hunter since a few years I finally brought the camera. For long I was afraid it would get between me and the experience. Perhaps it will - but the impressions are strong and in the end I wanted to try to capture some of them.
For me hunting is raw nature. A reason to be outdoors in the wet and cold autumn weather. Slowly begin to understand the animals. Where and when they move. What they eat. Which tracks to look for. Heart pounding excitement. Disappointment. Silence. Wind. The smell of forest. Patience. Sun. Rain. And in the end sometimes the joy of putting the best food on the table for my family and friends.
It is a strong experience.
In this picture I was struck by death. It might sound strange but death almost comes as a nasty surprise after pulling the trigger. It is a pain and such a contrast to the experience until that moment . But I have noticed it is getting easier - which in itself sometimes feels a little scary.
In this photograph I think the bright skin coloured body ads something more to this picture. The impression is nude. Like a human body. It makes the animal look so vulnerable I the dark forest. It resembles a crime scene.