Merry christmas and happy holidays. i will be doing a free photo walk on wednesday evening december 27 to bryant park in new york. we will meet up sony square at 4:30. sony will have loaner cameras and lenses for you to try out. if you are in new york please join me. the link to register for the event is in my profile. @thephotosociety @natgeo
Going through my archive this weekend i found my favorite mongolian camel lady. i have ridden her bactrian camels many times on my various trips to gobi desert in mongolia. riding through the sand dunes on these magnificent creatures is an incredible experience. i plan on doing another workshop in mongolia in the near future. stay tuned.
Photo by @williamalbertallard
my dear friend and legendary photographer bill allard is having an instagram print sale to celebrate one of his iconic images. bill is legendary “for his pioneering use of color photography to capture iconic images” for national geographic magazine. here is what bill wrote about this image: “basque children running home,” my picture of two small girls scampering home to the call of their mother in the tiny french village of behorleguy, is 50 years old this fall. to honor the anniversary of this picture which in large print form has sold for thousands of dollars, it is now available as a flash sale print for two weeks only at $100.00. the signed print is an archival ink jet image of 6” x 9” on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of archival watercolor paper.” "in september and october of 1967 it was my very good fortune to be roaming the pyreneese mountains to document the basque country of spain and france for national geographic magazine. i celebrated my 30th birthday on the last day of that september in the french town of st jeane pied de port, not far from where this picture was made. one late afternoon i was standing along the edge of a narrow and gently winding road leading to a village when i hear a woman’s voice calling. the sun had descended but soft light was reflecting down from the clouds, falling upon the road and in the distance, the white steeple of the village church. i then heard a faint sound approaching behind me and when i turned to look i saw two little girls answering their mother’s apparent call to come home. i raised my leica and made two quickly framed exposures. when i saw the two pictures a month later upon my return home, one was a shaky blur, a failure. the other was this picture of two girls not running, not skipping, but seemingly floating in grace and innocence, returning to their village home. it is one of my most iconic images.”