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Gregory Colbert ~ Ashes and Snow

Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 04:49PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in | Comments2 Comments

Born in Toronto, Canada in 1960, Gregory Colbert is a film-maker and photographer best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow an exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum.

To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted more than 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history.

About 5 years ago I was really tired and in great need of a break. I flew to Maui to spend 5 days at my dear friends Nancy & Michael Gilbert. Their home is sitting in a very beautiful place on a hill in Kihei. They spoiled me, fresh juice from fruit in their garden in the morning etc etc. 

One day Michael which BTW is as a marvelous Photographer and Artist (also from Toronto like Gregory) walked over to me and put a book in my hands. It had such an instant impact the way it was bound and designed. I opened it and was like knocked over. Page after page all I could say was amazing, unbelievable, from beginning to end.

Gregory Colbert have truly made something VERY unique for generations to enjoy and marvel at.

Take a look at Ashes and Snow website etc  from the links underneath. See the perfect books for you and such great gifts, something truly amazing to share. You will not want to miss out on the work of this project!

I wanted to make this blog in my series of Great Photographers in case some of you have missed out on this great project for some reason. ENJOY! Tell me what you think?

WEB: ashesandsnow.org  WIKI: Gregory Colbert  WIKI: Ashes and Snow  YouTube: Ashes and Snow

Reader Comments (2)

Gregory Colbert had his "Ashes and Snow" exhibition in Santa Monica in 2006 and Tammy and I went to it. What an amazing work of art he put together. The trip was one we will always remember. We bought one of his books and we have it displayed in our living room. Thanks for bring back the fond memories.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBruce Jolley

I have absolutely NEVER seen anything like this! It is fantastic! I have now spent the last two hours (!) exploring the 'ashes and snow' website and I have literally felt goosebumps all over me when watching it.

It is uplifting, inspiring, thoughtful and not least fantastic (yes, that word again). The interaction between the elephants (of various brands), whales (or elephants without wings) and humans are so delicate, tender and rare. Everything is natural and not collaged. Incredible.

I have not even looked at technique or lighting. I have just FELT. What an experience! Thank you, thank you, thank you Kenneth for referring this experience on your site.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJørgen R. Bjerkøe

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