Zack Seckler’s aerial images of Botswana wildlife exceed our expectation of the normal reportage in essence of ‘National Geographic’ terms. Salvadore Dali once said that his paintings are more of self-coloured photographs, here we see the opposite as the artist describes his experience: ‘Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely manoeuvre, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will.’
To tend towards a monochromatic palette, gives each piece a focus, but doesn’t limit our eye to drop and fix to a singular point. Each time we review it, our perspective changes, sometimes more on the animals, vegetations, or to gaze longingly on the ripples against these salt ponds. It questions you, as if it is a state of mind.