Oct 1, 2013
May 3, 2013
Every now and then, while goofing off online, I’ll come across photos from Sable Island and dream of one day going to check it out. Of course, this is no easy task – the island is home to about 5 people and a population of wild horses and, well, that’s about it… Like most beautiful places, tourism dollars could help out greatly but tourism would effectively ruin the destination and in such a situation I think one must err on the side of conservation.
While walking through SoHo this past weekend Yvonne and I spotted a sign on a gallery that read “The Wild Horses Of Sable Island” so we ventured across the street to check it out.
The body of work, by photographer Roberto Dutesco, is the net result of 16 years of documenting these beautiful creatures in their natural, unblemished habitat.
“I wish to bring my experience among the wild horses of Sable Island to people around the world, to show them true wilderness in its primal state, unaware and unafraid of man. I wish to recreate for others, as nearly as possible, my extraordinary experience—what it was like for me to step onto their untouched land, what it was like for them to see me, and what they would remember from the encounter long afterward.”
They had a beautiful book on display and I was like “It’s really nice but I bet it’s like $300…”
…It wasn’t $300, it was $2,000. Too bad.
If anyone is in NYC and wants to check it out, The Wild Horses Of Sable Island is currently showing at 64 Grand Street.
I’d still love to go to the island, one day, but if keeping me off the island means the island gets to continue to exist then I’m ok with just having pretty pictures to look at.
Jan 29, 2013
Jun 1, 2012
May 11, 2012
I have lived a boring & predictable life – or at least that’s how I feel when I’m given the opportunity to imagine another.
Eric Valli has been taking photos in far off lands since before I was born and continues to produce stunning work that allows us, from the relative comfort of our homes and office buildings, a glimpse into ways of living most of us will never know and without words the type of hardships that few of us can even comprehend.
Even more interesting to me are the shots of folks in North America who have chosen a simpler way of living – instantly, the cynical piece of shit inside of me looks at a bunch of young, good looking white people in buckskin with horns hanging off their belts and thinks “how pretentious” but I don’t even know why that thought would even cross my mind… It’s certainly not fair.
I’m going to draw certain conclusions about their motives that may or may not be accurate but as best I can guess they’ve decided that the way we’re living here sucks and they’ve chosen to exclude themselves.
In more ways than I can count, I’m pretty jealous.
Apr 9, 2012
For better or for worse; for as much time as I spend at Parts & Labour I figured the last time my folks were in town that I’d take them there for breakfast.
Momma wanted to try it out after having read about it in the paper and I figured poppa would dig all the stuff in the place made by Castor because, like his son, he likes stuff.
I was right… That ( ↑ ) is my pop taking pictures of all the stuff with his 7D, full kit in tow and these ( ↓ ) are some of the pictures he took.
Look at my dad… taking pictures of his food. What a hipster.
Apr 2, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
Dec 20, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
After having successfully destroyed an LX2 and an LX3 I gave myself a little bit of a break from owning a good camera and just using my iPhone camera… Which I also managed to destroy, and then fix, but I digress…
Last night I scored myself an LX5 (with a lens adapter and UV filter) for a decent price on eBay – hopefully it’ll get here in the next week or so and I’ll re-invigorate my career as a lifestyle photographist.