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Beauty, sorrow of American West

Some very atmospheric landscapes and haunting portraits by Bryan Schutmaat on CNN World. A few places I recognize too.

“There were some cold mornings when I woke up in my tent or in my car along some desolate highway and wondered what I was doing with my life,” he said. “Even when people stand in front of my camera, I don’t think they realize how much it means to me.”

Buckmaster, Rawlins, Wyoming © Bryan Schutmaat

 

Well worth your time popping over to CNN World.

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  • http://www.tonyhayesimages.com tonemeister

    Thanks for this John. Hadn’t seen Bryan’s photos before. Like ‘em!

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Hi Tony – aye, thought the portraits were exceptional.

  • http://www.tonyhayesimages.com tonemeister

    They are. The landscapes aren’t too shabby either.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Totally agree!

  • http://reciprocity-failure.blogspot.com Stan B.

    Totally amazing work.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      I’d love to see this work in the flesh, up close. It would be memorable.

  • http://jamortram.posterous.com/ J A Mortram

    fantastic. Brilliant share John.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Hi Jim – yes – I’ve been back to the site several times for another look. Have to to confess these portraits are really sticking in my mind.