The Appalachian Trail runs through 14 states and takes the adventurous soul on a 2,181 mile journey through some of the most beautiful country in America. The AT crosses the Grayson Highlands of Virginia just north of the Roan Highlands and around the 500 mile mark from it's genesis at Springer Mountain in Georgia.
There's something magical about this leg of the AT. It's different, unordinary . There are wild ponies. These feral horses survive on the rugged balds of the Highlands and range freely among the crags and draws along the trail.
These horses are robust, wild, and as uniquely individual as any human. It became my goal to photograph these wonderful creatures in a style of portraiture.
"Faces of Grayson" is an ambitious undertaking. Still, my hope is to bring the extraordinary individuality of these truly amazing ponies to you. Their faces, their personalities, their souls...shown to you in photographs which exhibit their resilience.
At the time this campaign begins I am about to embark on my fifth expedition into Grayson to photograph the ponies in their winter ranges. I hope you will choose to be a part of this project and take a visual stroll alongside the wild ponies of the Grayson Highlands.
**The ponies I photograph are not accosted, baited, or otherwise bothered. It is incredibly important that my backers(and anyone else) know that the closeness I achieve to the ponies is a product of spending days at a time with the herd. They are imaged in their natural environment free of impediment. It's just me, a camera, and the will to bring their lives to you.**
Risks and challenges
Keep in mind, this area is a wilderness. Conditions change extraordinarily quickly. I will do my damnest to have your copy of "Faces of Grayson" delivered in early 2018. Still, things being unpredictable, I must tell you that the possibility still exists for delays. I will update all of my backers if delays(hopefully none) arise. Any and all rewards are handled by me and me alone, just like this book. Being as such I will do everything in my power to get those bonus items out to my supporters at the same time as their copy of "Faces of Grayson" arrive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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