Voyage photographique dans l'Amérique des cow-boy, des vrais, de ceux qui existent encore de nos jours là-bas, de l'autre côté de l'océan, les descendants, les survivants. Eux qui veillent sur leurs traditions, leur stetson et ces espaces à perte de vue
Ballade dans l'Arizona, le Nevada avec de très belles photographies de Jane Hilton, des périples répétées qui lui ont permis d'avoir la confiance de ces hommes de la terre, du désert, pour saisir de très beaux moments et desinstants précieux
?Much of American culture has been defined by the West, and the ?American Dream' itself was born from the pioneering cattle ranchers and settlers of the early days. The days of the gold rush and even the growth of desert cities such as Las Vegas echoe the mantra of the nation: « Anything is possible in Amerca?.
Plus d'informations et d'images, de photograhies sur le site de Jane Hilton et puis compléter votre lecture sur ?Dazed Digital: What inspires you about Americana?
Jane Hilton: I don't know, I think it's a mixture of things and I think for a lot of people it's a mixture of things. I mean certainly the cowboys the reason I think I am so locked into their psyche is that I vividly remember growing up in the seventies and watching westerns on television, I always remember Saturday and Sunday afternoons being on the couch with my Dad and my brother and sister and being allowed to watch a two hour film, a western. I don't know if it was that and it's the contrast to living in England where it's quite enclosed and green and you go there and it's huge and vast and big skies and, the huge desert and it's that contrast that I was drawn to. When I first went to America it was in 1988,I was an assistant and I lucked out on this job to Tucson Arizona and I think it was that. I'd never been to the states and I landed and my jaw dropped and I just was just speechless. I just thought it was fantastic.
I think it's reminiscent of the films growing up that were seemingly glamorous and it was kind of evocative of all of that. It's a wide open space and the cowboy kind of sums it up, for me and the cowboy project I kind of bumped into on the way, I had certain dealings with cowboys over the years and I went hunting with some deer hunters, cowboys and then this popped up and I just thought, got to do it, there's more to this. And this cowboy project when it popped up which I say in the text of the book, I was doing other Americana thing and I was diverted by a commission by The Times to photograph a young cowboy called Jeremiah and he had ridden from Alaska to the Mexican border, it had taken over two years. He was seventeen when he started and 19 when he crossed the border, it was an extraordinary story.?