September 24, 2010

California Native Americans






























There really are no words to describe the experience I had here shooting these images. It was sacred, breathe-taking, holy, and beautiful all wrapped up in one. So amazing that I went twice (once during the 1st session of FILM IS NOT DEAD and then again during the 2nd session). So sacred I can't tell you where I shot, but know these are California Native Americans. The shot of the oak tree is rumored to be over 2000 years old. Unreal. A big thank you to Alexis for inviting me out for this shoot.

10 comments:

Larry said...

wow, jon. these are beautiful. your goal to capture the light in people was clearly accomplished in this set. well done man!!

Johan said...

Brilliant. You are so fortunate to get to see and live this. You have captured some really breathtaking images. Looove it!

Kyle Larson Photography said...

simply beautiful

j.a. said...

I like the way you see my friend!

j.a. said...

that was Evrim by the way. not sure why it says j.a.

Rachel Barker said...

These breathtaking images have officially pulled me out of the "blog stalker" category and into "blog commenter". Amazing amazing amazing. Before I read the final paragraph I said aloud that there must have been some sort of emotional connection here. Really lovely work.

Paul Gero said...

these are fantastic Jonathan...love it and love that you're shooting those horizontals ;-)!

pg

Kristin said...

These are amazing!! I keep looking at them over and over. You captured something really spectacular in the people you photographed and the place. really touching...

Chelsea and Ben said...

I love Native Americans but Alexis is by far my favorite!

j.cooper said...

My Home. I grew up on the Rez for the first 14 years of my life. Thank You , for there amazing treasures. I Love your work!!
and now I miss Home.