Bear Kirkpatrick is a photographer living and working in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Bear’s work is truly fascinating, showing a glimpse of humanity in a raw and pure form. From his website:
“Bear Kirkpatrick defines his imagery as evidence, documents of past and present human psychological states. He is presently working to develop a model to prove that acquired characteristics are not only inheritable as a result of natural selection and artificial selection, but also as the result of psychological selection as created by the environmental pressure of human memory.”
I’m especially in awe with Bear’s Hierophany series, in which he explores the sacred world as a memory of a place before death. These haunting, fascinating images show humans in a natural environment, capturing them in their wildest and purest form.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Bear’s work?