The Lion in the Room

Sale price $100.00
/

Only 100 items in stock!

DETAILED INFO ABOUT PRINT SIZES BELOW

Title: The Lion in the Room (Read Below)

Location: Erindi, Namibia, 2018

Have you heard of the phrase, “the Elephant in the room”? It’s meant to signify an enormously important topic that is very obvious, but everyone chooses to ignore. Like the decline of wildlife across the world. Everyone knows it’s happening, but most choose to talk about the weather instead of discussing actual solutions for what will eventually become our own demise. Though, I guess we should be talking about the weather, because… well you know, the climate. Anyway, I digress.

The phrase “the Lion in the room” is a slightly different story. It’s referring to an important topic that is not at all obvious to anyone, but it should be. It’s not obvious, because most people cannot see it. Most people cannot see it, because the topic is hidden behind itself.

This is the problem for Lions.

Lions are “the Lion in the room” topic. Let me explain what I mean. For Lions, you’d find it almost impossible to locate a person on this planet who doesn’t know what a lion is. It’s so ingrained in our culture dating back thousands of years, we’re almost born with the image of them in our minds. Yet, how much does the average person know about the life of an actual Lion today?

 The issue that is hidden: Lions might stand the chance to live on in our memories and culture, but we’re actually dangerously close to losing them forever in reality. It just doesn’t seem this way because we see lions everywhere. They appear enormously plentiful in our global culture after all, so what could be wrong? This image we have in our minds compounds a false reality. We celebrate the Lion so much, but most of us stop there. At the celebratory part. The Lion Logos. The Lion teams. The tattoos. Millions of photos of lions from people who go out on safari to shrinking wildlife preserves. The brand ambassadors. The list goes on… Sorry if this sounds a bit like a rant, because it sort of is. I’m personally tired of people rooting for the team, but not supporting it when support is needed most. There’s plenty of enthusiasm for what the lion signifies, but where’s the focus on saving the actual lions?

The only reason why I’m not anymore harsh than I have to be with most people… is because I know that the majority literally don’t know. And that’s where I need you to come in. I want you to share with people that there are less than 20,000 lions in the wild compared to 450,000 in the 1940s.  They’ve been decimated across 95% of their home range. There are almost as many lions in captivity in South Africa alone as there are in the entire wild. Poached, hunted, and killed for their body parts, we’re on track to lose the real lions if we don’t turn this around now. Yet, we don’t talk about it. Because most people don’t know.

I’m tired of the lion being in the room and the real lion not being talked about. If you have this print in your home, I want you to promise me that you’ll talk about the Lion in the room. 

Resources: Lion Populations Halved Since Original Lion King

Projects: Nissa Lion Project (Mozambique) | Zambian Carnivore Program (Zambia)

P.S. I think Lion tattoos are cool.

SIZING GUIDE & ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW ON THIS PAGE.

What are these prints all about anyways?

Teleport yourself to the moment in time when I captured each portrait. Hang a print on your wall and experience the encounters that have shaken me to my soul for yourself on a daily basis. Moments of intense connection, respect, inspiration, and awe.

 Right now, I’m offering you the best of the best. You can order one of these moments – these incredible encounters – as a limited-edition art print. Highly curated, hand-inspected, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Dense in color and made with the heaviest and most luxurious paper available. Hang it in any room and you’ll feel like you're right therewith the wildlife.

What are people saying about my prints?

Wilder, Twinning, & Motherhood
The stories and mission you share makes these prints even more special than just a beautiful photograph. These photographs bring to life memories, experiences, and dreams that we look forward to telling our children about!

Emily, USA

To me your photos are like a very tasteful crossing between a photograph and a painting. And the fact that the animals are portrait as serious as I'm used to see a human portrait being done but without losing the wilderness layer.

Marlene, Luxembourg

The Juicy Details - Why Are My Prints Different?

Limited Edition means I will only produce a limited number of prints and that’s it. Every print comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity with my signature. The certificate and the accompanying print are authenticated by the uniquely numbered matching holograms for both items.

Vibrant colors and only the highest quality hand-selected materials provide a unique impression of my subjects. Produced by theprintspace in the UK and printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 320 GSM museum-grade textured paper. Archival quality guaranteed to last 100 years.

ONLINE vs. OFFLINE

I’ve been selling my prints offline in galleries, exhibitions, and world-renowned art shows to private collectors for years. You'll notice based on the color guide that many of the artworks already have a history of sales. This is the first time I’ve ever offered them to an online audience. Now that I'm selling online, I can offer a much greater selection at standard sizes at even more accessible prices. More below about sizes.

Standard Sizing Guide

Each Print is only available in 4 standard sizes. There is no possibility for requesting custom sizes and there never will be in the future. What is on offer right now is what is available for each image. And once these prints are sold out, they are sold out forever.

*There are a few rare exceptions to the standard sizes where specific imagers are offered at a larger maximum sizes or abnormal dimensions because of a previous special release.

See standard sizes & framing info below.

Framing

Don’t you worry… framing will actually be EASY! I promise. I’ve taken out the guesswork for you. Each print size and border were painstakingly calculated and optimized to make framing as easy as possible. With or without a mat.

More details on my framing recommendations for each print below.

Size

SMALL

SIZE

MEDIUM

SIZE

LARGE

SIZE

EXTRA-LARGE

Secure Payment

All payments are processed with 256-bit encryption throughShopify, a leader in secure online stores.

Secure Payment

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I’m confident you’re going to love the print and cherish it forever. But if it isn’t what you expected, or it’s somehow damaged you can return or exchange it for free. Read more about my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Exchanges & Returns

FREE Worldwide Shipping

Prints are shipped worldwide either in a tube or crumble proof packaging to ensure safe delivery. Worldwide Standard typically takes 5-15 days depending on your location.

Delivery Details

Download The Full Standard Sizing Guide

With additional diagrams on the specifications for each size.

Download the pdf