Harvest Dance, by Hal Meyers

Harvest Dance_Oaxaca_Mexico.jpg
Harvest Dance_Oaxaca_Mexico.jpg

Harvest Dance, by Hal Meyers

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This photograph is framed. Dimensions: 34in x 26in

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LEARN MORE ABOUT HAL MEYERS:

"I enjoy shooting what could be described as the “raw undercurrent” of daily existence. My passion for global travel, especially to destinations off the beaten path, combined with a desire to see between the cracks of a cultural norm or common perception, has led to the exploration of some interesting locations – not the least of which circulate in cultural eddies throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and the Middle East.

It’s here that I seek to capture and preserve the traditions of a particular region whose image is typically shaped by either travel brochures or a patronizing view of its relatively poor economic conditions.

In fact, the line between reality and perception has become increasingly blurred by mass communications and our constant effort to capitalize on the latest travel frontier. To get at the heart of a country or culture, I submerge myself in the local current, becoming at times a part of the population itself. In other words, I shoot from the inside out, as seen through the local aperture. This enables a certain degree of authenticity to materialize in the image, even as I’m striving to achieve a fine art perspective. The experience can be wild and weird and completely engaging.

Whether it’s capturing the excitement of Carnaval in Puerto Rico or the ethereal light of Antelope Canyon in Arizona, the result of each submersion into a world of visual intrigue has been the growing realization that we are all a product of age-old traditions, but that our grip on any sort of cultural permanence is, indeed, fragile."