Do Turtles Have Good Table Manners? A Photographer Finds Out.
Claire Rosen's dinner party creations reignite the magic of childhood.
If flamingos dined together at a table in Miami, Florida, what would it look like? How about cheetahs in South Africa or sloths in the Peruvian Amazon? These are the gatherings that fine art photographer Claire Rosen brings to life.
Over the past six years, she’s photographed 55 species in about 20 locations worldwide, creating whimsical images of animals reveling — and indulging — around elaborate banquet tables. The resulting work is called The Fantastical Feasts.
Rosen, who is based in Pennsylvania, hopes that by depicting animals in a scene normally reserved for humans, viewers will question whether we have more in common with scaled, furry and feathered critters than we realize.
"The project’s intent,” says Rosen, “is to