staley Boss // Unalaska 3h

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staley This was late 2013 on Unalaska Island. The boat was being repaired and so i found myself with a few spare days. Such an uncommon luxury. And furthermore production had actually answered my plea for better glass and I found myself with a shiny new 100mm Macro.

And then I learned of the wild horses. All in the space of a day these events stacked up and I was not to be contained to a hotel room or the bar or the galley of the boat. I set out alone, preferring solitude, Preferring only the company of the wind and whatever creatures I may encounter. Eagles for sure. Maybe a fox. Maybe the horses.

I found them there. They were waiting for me. Instantly I realized I had forgotten to bring a gift. An apple. A carrot. I was ashamed at this misstep. Disappointed in myself but I couldn't go back. We spent a few hours together. I took over 700 shots. They tolerated me. Mostly. I walked among them. Up and down the beach. They spread out and came together, trotted away and trotted back.

The dappled white one was clearly the leader. He let me and everyone else know. If a better day is to be had I struggle to imagine it.

I've been back several times but have never seen them.
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staley Color... 2d

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staley Hey let's have some color... 2d

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staley Don't fight the light... 3d

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staley r e a l 3d

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staley Hunkered 3d

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staley Chaos Theory 4d

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staley Just give me something real... 4d

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staley Lines Drawn. 5d

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staley Wild... 1w

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staley The darkness is always easier for me.... 1w

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staley Faces. I like them. Why, you ask? I cannot answer. Why do you like sugar in your coffee? Why do you like the morning sun shining through the window blinds? I like to photograph faces. Perhaps my favorite landscapes. It's most often awkward to study a face in person. But a photograph can be studied. Poured over. Perhaps understood or revealed in some deeper way not seen In the flesh. I like faces. 1w

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staley Video still from last nights shoot in Hollywood. Mostly I'm a filmmaker. Mostly. GH4 with Canon 70-200. No grade. No filter. 1w

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staley Lost // people want to shoot and I'm happy to. Any day I get to take pictures I'll look forward to. An opportunity to create something new. Grow. Learn. Connect. It's always easy with Hannah but that's an exception. Creation is not easy. You can fail. Many times the best work happens when your on the edge of failure. Pushing into new places. Unexplored places. Dangerous places. People want to shoot and I'm happy to. But I won't make it easy. I won't do it in the city. I want to get out. Walk. Explore. Breath. Find something fresh and new to inspire. And not just for me, but for them. So I can see it in the eyes. We are doing this. Right now. 1w

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staley Lindsey 2w

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staley Barriers 2w

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staley Barrier 2w

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