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23 JUNE 2020:

A Brand New Day

A-082. A Brand New Day - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2019 GREIG CLIFFORD.

Before getting into my thoughts behind today's photo I thought it might be of interest to some if I said what inspired me to make it.

There's a photograph by René Burri of a person leading a horse at San Cristobal stables in Mexico, 1976, that I've always liked... it's a colour image, quite minimalist, like a painting, but it's the composition and subject that particularly sparks my imagination.

It's one of those images that doesn't scream weird angles and in your face dynamics... it quietly asks for attention, and with compositional use of lines and space, it slowly imprints itself in the mind.

When this scene presented itself I knew I wanted to use a similar ideology to capture it.

I loved the slatted light and the mood it creates. This is an image which in some ways sums up a donkey's hard life... head down, plodding off to face a new day without enthusiasm, a feeling most of us in life's rat-race can relate to.

However, the cleanliness of the shed shows this donkey now has a wonderful life as this is at the @donkeysanctuary in Devon, a place that rescues donkeys and works towards a world where donkeys live free from suffering.

I loved my visit there last year and hope to get back soon!

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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