Cowboys and Indians, dogs and horses, boots and trucks……..What’s not to love?
Once again fashion photographer Richard Phibbs takes us to an exotic locale – this time, the North American West – and whoooo, what a beautiful journey it is. Phibbs’ images have a vintage tintype-look that only add to the mystery of their age. Were the taken last week? Or 60 years ago? Doesn’t really matter…..they’re simply stunning. It’s very easy to see why Phibbs is fond of his Western-Canadian background…….the fields, dilapidated barns, and even teepees. Everything seems to move just a little bit slower in front of his lens. Like the rodeo. Phibb’s version isn’t the blurry, fast-paced jolt that we might expect, but more of a softer, father-son kind of experience.
There’s a slight nod to Herb Ritz, Edward Curtis and Bruce Webber, (all my favorite photographers) but not too much……and there doesn’t need to be.
Phibbs has his own vision of this idyllic, western life……and luckily, he shares it with us in this beautiful book.
Get a copy now. You won’t regret it.
See more of this amazing photographer’s work on his website RichardPhibbs.com.
…..and don’t forget to grab your own copy of this book, THE WEST, on Amazon.