Zabriskie Silhouette

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Unpublished by neil

This is a previously unpublished photo.

In March, 2010, Horst took a weekend trip out to Death Valley, CA with his wife. He had talked about doing it for years as he wanted to photograph the scenery… and finally, they decided to get out there. This was his last big “photo outing” before he began to get ill. There are many, many photographs that he took on this trip, and he wasn’t able to process all of them. I remember him showing me this one in particular. He did very little processing on this one; I think maybe just some contrast adjustment. The composition is pretty much how he shot it. I find that it has so much visual impact; the strong diagonal lines, the placement of the subject.

It is a testament to how he saw and photographed things. There were many photographers out there that morning, waiting for the right light to hit the hills and give them that perfect shot. He took that time and saw this simple shot of one of them waiting.