Nick Brandt fShare NICK BRANDT is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in Africa, one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed at the hands of man. He is one of the most successful living photographers with prices exceeding 700,000 SEK . In Brantd’s series ”Wasteland”, of epic panoramas, he records the impact of man on places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erects a life size panel of one of his animal portrait photographs, setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries. The people in the photographs go about their daily lives, oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals within them, who are effectively now no more than ghosts in the landscape. In 2010, Brandt co-founded the non-profit organization, Big Life Foundation, which helps protect over 800,000 hectares of East African ecosystem. Employing 350 local rangers and staff, Big Life has dramatically reduced the incidence of poaching in the region.