"Soul of The Wild by" Nur Hidayati Binti Abd. Rahim
I chose Syukor as the model to show that he belongs with animals: I decided to focus on the harmony between humans and animals. This idea was really challenging because I needed to find the right moments of animal behavior toward Syukor. I’m not someone who is brave enough to touch these animals or even go near them. However, I tried to overcome my weakness little by little to capture those beautiful moments. I took a lower angle of Syukor and his buffaloes to give the picture more impact. Next, I took a picture from further away to capture a group of buffalo with Syukor to give a sense of belonging. I faced difficulties from unwelcome weather: heavy rain made it harder for me to take the pictures I wanted. This concept shows how human can communicate with animals and how they belong with each other: humans and animals can love each other and animals can recognize their loved one. I find this relationship very beautiful.