The Digital Journalist

Lynn Butler

Lynn Butler
© Lynn Butler
Silent Partners
Imagine taking a 1400-pound beast, wiring a Vivitar flash to his neck and galloping him into a herd of geese while shooting pictures from a camera mounted on a monopod positioned over his head.
by Peter Howe

Video Presentation:  Interview with Lynn Butler

Interview by Peter Howe

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Lynn Butler
  • "I was always interested in landscape and its beauty... I saw changes starting to occur.. developments and destruction. So I started to take pictures of things that were disturbing to me - as well as things that were beautiful." [view]

  • "I've always loved horses... My family really were not horse people... My father was stationed in Aspen in the Army when the roads were dirt roads... they used to let us go riding... that's where I developed my love of the landscape and the mountains." [view]

  • "I felt the presence of the Headless Horseman (in Sleepy Hollow), and as I saw the area starting to be destroyed, I wondered if I could document it, show it." [view]

  • "I felt photographing from the back of the horse I was able to show a sense of movement... what a horse sees..." [view ]

  • "After looking at the images on my contact sheets, that I could portray the fact that the landscape was in transition." [view]

  • "I photograph from all three movements (walking, trotting, cantering)... It's almost like a brushstroke... you can get amazing effects." [view]

  • "I found out while I was in Arles that 15 minutes away, there was an area of incredible beauty, and nature, of white horses... as I saw one horse farm after another of white horses I decided one farm was more beautiful..." [view]

  • "I was on horseback... A helicopter landed...Several Native Americans got out of the helicopter in total feathers and their native dress. They were there to be honored for the Day of the American Indian in France. So that was my first meeting." [view]

  • "I think that (horses) have an incredible sensitivity to our feelings and a trust in mankind... if you are kind to the horse, they will have an unconditional love." [view]

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