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d'ART ID#: 100417
Length: 32.24 in (81.89 cm)
Height: 40.64 in (103.23 cm)
Depth: 0.00 in (0.00 cm)
Framed: no
Year Created: 1973
Dominant colors
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#333333
#666666
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Media Types
Photography Photography (B&W)
Style & Subject
Equine Surrealism
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Sam Smith

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'Designated Driver'
Sam Smith

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One of the more isolated nature preserves in the north east, Assatigue/Chincoteague Island is a barrier island shared by Maryland (Assatigue) and Virginia (Chincotigue). This island is home to a free roaming band of ponies that have learned to be more friendly than perhaps is good for them, due to frequent visitors laden with food. This is a case in point, where a newly wed couple made a visit and proceeded to feed the ponies doughnuts. The one pictured here stuck his head into their VW van, received a doughnut, sat down with head still inside the van, rear legs straightened and couldn't get up. The pony was actually being strangled under its' own weight. A long story short, he was finally released with a hoist brought in by park rangers and a detaching of the VW door. This is one of a series from these events presented as a feature in the magazine section of the Baltimore News American, 'The Ponys on Their Honymoon'. What a bazaar image!

All materials, techniques and pigments used in producing this print are archivally in line with museum standards. Print is frontally titled and signed with copyright. All measurments are from the image edges and do not include the generous griping border. Each print also include instructions for care and if followed will extend print-life so as to provide many, many decades of viewing pleasure. Buyer will pick-up actual shipping and insurance costs. Should you be in Manhattan when you place your order, I'll personally deliver the print for less than shipping/insurance. By purchasing any of my works, you agree to honor U.S. copyright statutes as they apply to this imageenjoy! samfoto@earthlink.net

A native of Baltimore, MD, N.Y.C. has been my home for more than half my life. Four plus decades my artistic acts have passed through the glass eye of fine-arts photography. Most recent series of works are from the 'EquivalencE' series, an outgrowth of 'Synergi3s of Confluence' (SynCon), a continuing series. The central subject-matter are that shared space humanity & Nature inhabit. Such juxtapositions will oft result in foretelling ways, at times they will speak to formalities of esthetics, and others a more humorous narrative is close at-hand, all-the-while the relationship between Nature/humanity is context. Visual results are never passive, as these relationships are manifest within an atmosphere of correspondence. While the SynCon works rely on: a process of repurposing the original image via: duplication, selective cropping, and seamless reuniting along a common edge, whereas the EquivalencE works rely on the singular original image. Aspirations are two-fold: an engaging work of fine-art, and a redefining of the relationship between humanity & Nature to one of partnership.

Profile ... and awesomely sad. And occasionally, as in this shot, Sam, both simultaneously. Lee   
Profile There is detail throughout the focal length of this image, this should tell one that wideangle optics were used, in this case a 28mm. From the time I learned to use the camera my choice of 'normal' optics was 28mm as my normal lense. As my schooling was that which encourages a journalistic style of...  
Profile ......between the oval shape and tilt of the horses head and the shape and angle of the old fashioned steering wheel would make this an excellent shot, even if it wasn't dramatic and sad given what you tell us in the explnation Sam! BTW was the piece cropped to achieve this sense of intimacy? david...  
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