A fully off-grid tiny house in New Mexico.
I love this photographer. Sheep, tobacco barns, barehanded beekeepers, and a bird in the bus.. Lynton is now photographing sheep farmers and tobacco harvesters in Western Massachusetts. Using sugar water as bait, Lynton collected slugs and set them loose until they wriggled into the composition she wanted. Her quest led to a beekeeper in New Mexico who works without protective clothing, and to fishermen [“noodlers”] in Oklahoma, who grasp hefty catfish in their bare arms. With her move to Western Massachusetts and a studio in North Leverett, Lynton is more engaged in local farming and, she says, “how aspects of meditative activity are involved in farming.” Currently Lynton is making photographs of people who work with sheep, including a fifteen-year-old girl who raises lambs for meat and a sheep shearer who wrestles 175-pound rams. “I don’t want to make cute pictures of sheep,” she declares, “so darkness comes out in the images…” “In the tobacco barns, I’m not looking to convey the nitty-gritty of the harvesting process, but the mystery of the atmosphere,” she says.
A good critique of some of the risks and issues of today’s exploding use of online social media. Jaron Lanier argues it is creating a wealth of fake, fragmented social relationships, endlessly rehashed content and demeaning true human talents. And this is coming from a hardcore techie who developed VR. However his parents relocated to New Mexico from NYC to live in tents for much of his childhood so I suppose he has seen both sides of the coin…