While working on My Dakota, I was drawn to a flock of blackbirds - thousands of them - flying through the stormy South Dakota sky as if they were one huge, dark, ravenous creature, picking clean the remains of the sunflower fields in the last days of autumn. It didn’t seem to matter how quickly I stopped the car and raised the camera to my eye. Inevitably, the dark flock vanished as soon as it had appeared. For that entire week, I dreamed about those blackbirds. Finally, one afternoon near Gray Goose, South Dakota, I saw the flock hovering above a field of sunflowers. I climbed over the barbed wire fence, and rushed into the field, wondering what I’d say to the farmer if he caught me trespassing on
his land. Then something happened that I wasn’t expecting - the flock lingered…Slowly and quietly, I inched closer, until I was standing directly behind one of the tallest sunflowers in the field. Beneath its large bowed head, I clicked the shutter again and again until the dark flock vanished once more into the cold, gray, blustery November sky. - RNW, from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and Poetic Image [Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Blackbirds, from My Dakota, Radius, 2012; 2nd printing fall 2016] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb



While working on My Dakota, I was drawn to a flock of blackbirds - thousands of them - flying through the stormy South Dakota sky as if they were one huge, dark, ravenous creature, picking clean the remains of the sunflower fields in the last days of autumn. It didn’t seem to matter how quickly I stopped the car and raised the camera to my eye. Inevitably, the dark flock vanished as soon as it had appeared. For that entire week, I dreamed about those blackbirds. Finally, one afternoon near Gray Goose, South Dakota, I saw the flock hovering above a field of sunflowers. I climbed over the barbed wire fence, and rushed into the field, wondering what I’d say to the farmer if he caught me trespassing on
his land. Then something happened that I wasn’t expecting - the flock lingered…Slowly and quietly, I inched closer, until I was standing directly behind one of the tallest sunflowers in the field. Beneath its large bowed head, I clicked the shutter again and again until the dark flock vanished once more into the cold, gray, blustery November sky. - RNW, from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and Poetic Image [Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Blackbirds, from My Dakota, Radius, 2012; 2nd printing fall 2016] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb
While working on My Dakota, I was drawn to a flock of blackbirds - thousands of them - flying through the stormy South Dakota sky as if they were one huge, dark, ravenous creature, picking clean the remains of the sunflower fields in the last days of autumn. It didn’t seem to matter how quickly I stopped the car and raised the camera to my eye. Inevitably, the dark flock vanished as soon as it had appeared. For that entire week, I dreamed about those blackbirds. Finally, one afternoon near Gray Goose, South Dakota, I saw the flock hovering above a field of sunflowers. I climbed over the barbed wire fence, and rushed into the field, wondering what I’d say to the farmer if he caught me trespassing on
his land. Then something happened that I wasn’t expecting - the flock lingered…Slowly and quietly, I inched closer, until I was standing directly behind one of the tallest sunflowers in the field. Beneath its large bowed head, I clicked the shutter again and again until the dark flock vanished once more into the cold, gray, blustery November sky. - RNW, from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and Poetic Image [Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Blackbirds, from My Dakota, Radius, 2012; 2nd printing fall 2016] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb While working on My Dakota, I was drawn to a flock of blackbirds - thousands of them - flying through the stormy South Dakota sky as if they were one huge, dark, ravenous creature, picking clean the remains of the sunflower fields in the last days of autumn. It didn’t seem to matter how quickly I stopped the car and raised the camera to my eye. Inevitably, the dark flock vanished as soon as it had appeared. For that entire week, I dreamed about those blackbirds. Finally, one afternoon near Gray Goose, South Dakota, I saw the flock hovering above a field of sunflowers. I climbed over the barbed wire fence, and rushed into the field, wondering what I’d say to the farmer if he caught me trespassing on
his land. Then something happened that I wasn’t expecting - the flock lingered…Slowly and quietly, I inched closer, until I was standing directly behind one of the tallest sunflowers in the field. Beneath its large bowed head, I clicked the shutter again and again until the dark flock vanished once more into the cold, gray, blustery November sky. - RNW, from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and Poetic Image [Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Blackbirds, from My Dakota, Radius, 2012; 2nd printing fall 2016] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb Reviewed by techknowd on 10:48 Rating: 5

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