Jurian Kriebel’s Awesome Portrait Series Shows the Expressive Side of Goats. Yes, goats.

All images by Jurian Kriebel. Used under a Creative Commons License.

Netherlands based photographer, Jurian Kriebel, has created a beautiful and compelling portrait series with goats as his subject. Photographed in a studio, the goats’ white fur contrasts boldly with the dark black background as they preen and express themselves reminiscent of humans. Kriebel uses a variety of angles to capture each animal, showcasing them in an often heroic and engaging manner. Kriebel’s camera of choice for the series was a Canon 6D with 28-135mm lens. For lighting he used a Yongnuo YN-560 flash off-camera through a softbox. The resulting images provide a dramatic, thought-provoking, and sometime comical look at goats like we’ve never seen them before.

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Check out Kriebel’s complete series and more of his work by visiting his website here.