Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistMarc Garrido Platinum Member CollectionPortfolio
Description The Barbary Macaque population in Gibraltar is the only one in the whole of the European continent, and, unlike that of North Africa, it is thriving. At present there are some 230 animals in five troupes occupying the area of the Upper Rock, though occasional forays into the town may result in damages to personal property. As they are a tailless species, they are also known locally as Barbary Apes or Rock Apes, despite the fact that they are monkeys (Macaca sylvanus). The local people simply refer to them as monos (meaning monkeys) when conversing in Spanish or Llanito (the local vernacular).The Gibraltar Barbary Macaque is considered Gibraltar's unofficial national animal.
Marc Garrido, Barcelona Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement When I was Young, after begging a lot, my parents bought me my first camera. I did a lot of photograph: at home, on holydays, playing with my friends… anytime was a good time to shoot. However, it was a relief for parents' economy that I left the camera almost forgotten.
With the arrival of digital cameras I get back to my hobby, but wasn't till I get my current job that I do start seriously with photography. My job requires me to travel far and wide, and of course I could not leave the camera at home.
All started with some Sydney photographs done by a partner. After seeing the results achieved with a good camera and a wide angle lens I couldn't resist to buy my first DSLR. Then came hours and hours reading about photography, more hours of practice, purchase of photographic equipment and back to the reading. So far I still have a terrible desire to continue learning and enjoying this wonderful art.
After some years behind the camera I think that I'm qualified to say that what really excites me is studio photography, especially still live compositions and always with a very personal standpoint.