I was at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar and found this elephant in a barn used for kids to ride on. He looks tired,sad and hopeless; lead by his master using a stick although he was kind with the huge elephant but the scene was a mix of a brutal life and happy experiences by kids having fun riding the elephant. looking at this enslaved animal taken from his open wild life into a life where he can only move, eat and rest by the commands of his masters bring the brutal human control on animals. I’m against enslaving animals to serve the human in all its forms. I took my share of this selfish enslaving world and took two portraits shot then converted to monochrome to emphasize on the elephant skin texture. Hope you like it.