>Viggo Mortensen? Yes, Viggo Mortensen. You know, the guy who played Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings. The guy who probably is the best actor in the world? Have you seen A History of Violence or Eastern Promises? No? Watch them now, because those movies are fantastic.
So Viggo Mortensen. He inspires me not just because of his acting abilities. But mostly because he is a fantastic photographer. And painter. He is a true artist and I can look at his creations without getting tired of them.
So far I own three books, all published through Perceval Press. But they are also available via Amazon.
“Miyelo is comprised of a series of large-scale, panoramic photographs of a Lakota Ghost Dance, taken from a single roll of film in March of 2003. The images record a re-creation of the dance that was originally performed by members of Chief Big Foot’s band on December 29, 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. The intent was to capture the event as a delirious remembrance, an ephemeral dream.”
Recent Forgeries documents Viggo’s first solo exhibition. It is an extraordinary look into the mind of an artist whose boundless creative output touches a myriad of media, from photography to painting to poetry to acting.
The Horse is Good
Horses as partners, as teachers, as fellow travelers asking no favors and returning respect for respect. The horse is good.
I love them all and hope to buy more. Take The Horse is Good for instance. The title alone makes me happy, because I couldn’t agree more. But when you look at the photos, you see, he means it. His photographs show soul and character and beauty and stillness. Moments. Special points in time.
If you like photography (or art in general), and you haven’t looked at his body of work, please do so now. I promise you won’t be disappointed.