“Perhaps if people talked less, animals would talk more. People are incessant talkers”
Dr. Dorian, Charlotte’s Web
We instinctively use nonverbal communication from the time we were born but later this ability deteriorates.
When I shot video and stills of the animals I chose formal strategies that would reflect some of the subtle levels of communication. The non-human creatures connect directly often meeting the intense stare of my lens, but their communication remains non-verbal. The video of animals at the zoo presents their ordinary daily activities.