Friday, November 9, 2007
a gift of wonder, love and sacredness
If you are not yet familiar with Canadian-born artist Gregory Colbert's work, you are in for a delicious treat and a soul-altering experience. Colbert began his career making documentary films which then segued into fine arts photography. His travels to India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, Namibia, and Antarctica led to the filming and photography of the interaction between humans and animals that you see here. How his eyes filters this interaction is nothing short of soul-inspiring, wondrous, and breathtaking.
When I first saw this photo, I knew I was seeing something extraordinary. It touched me in a way no other photograph has ever done before. The gentleness shown between animal and child, the mutual respect,the connection, the mere beauty of it, all captured in its true essence, in its true form. The photo infused all of my senses with such a sense of peace, hope and, above all, love. It centered me to the sacred. This left me hungry to see more and learn more of his work. And I did. And I found that all of his photographs and films, each and every single one of them, led me to the sacred; it left me humbled. All richly captured. All captivatingly beautiful.
And so I now pass this gift of wonder and beauty to you - this miracle of life, this primal connection to the world. Please take the time to visit Ashes and Snow and familiarize yourself with his work. All of it. It is simply nothing short of spectacular.
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