Ashes and Snow – in the eyes of the beholder

Ashes and Snow – in the eyes of the beholder

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“What matters, is not what is written on the page, what matters, is what is written in the heart, So burn the letters, and lay their ashes on the snow, at the river’s edge when spring comes and the snow melts, and the rivers rises, return to the banks of the river, and reread my letters with your eyes closed, let the words and the images wash over your body like waves.”

After a friend showed me the work of Gregory Colbert tonight he told me that seeing this ‘sort of changed the way he sees nature’. I think there is no other way to describe the art of Gregory Colbert than transformative. At least his work has the potential to add a dimension or two to your world in the time you take to explore it because in these images we see the world and ourselves through the eyes of animals.

Colbert is a Canadian film maker-photographer who spent ten years traveling India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, Namibia, and Antarctica exploring the relationship between humans and animals. This became the Ashes and Snow exhibition which was launched in Venice and travelled to New York, Santa Monica, Tokyo and Mexico City. It has now become the most attended show in the world.

When you’ve explored the photography check out the original film on youtube. It might do something to your vision.

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