While I was waiting for a friend to turn up to go over a photo shoot I did with him and his band, I decided to look through some photographs from our week away with my parents in the summer holidays. I don’t even remember taking this photograph as the holiday was so fraught (my father was ill). But when I saw this the first words that popped into my mind were:
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.” A.A. Milne
It is so difficult not to anthropomorphise animals when you see them doing something that seems so inherently human. That tender touch, looking into the distance, just makes you feel that the little one just wanted to be sure that the big one was there for him. I could have spent all day watching the apes – maybe it’s because they’re our ancestors that I feel so drawn to them – or maybe it’s because they’re so playful and fun.
You can see some of the other photographs I took here: