12.13.2009

RICHARD GERE: Pilgrim

Pilgrim, Zanskar, 1983 • Fahey/Klein Gallery
Photograph (c) Richard Gere /All Rights Reserved

Mongolian Warrior, Mongolia 1995 • Fahey/Klein Gallery
Photograph (c) Richard Gere /All Rights Reserved

The alchemy of photography is mysterious and unstable...it's component parts of grain shift like smoke in the wind and somehow emerge as an image with only an illusion of beingness – Richard Gere

Richard Gere at Erdene Zuu, Karakorum, Mongolia, 1995
Photograph (c) Elizabeth Paul Avedon

11 comments:

little augury said...

That is a truly beautiful quote- not to mention it beautifully captures these two photographs. GT

Tammie Lee said...

The photos have a wonderful nostalgic feel to them, and more so I love the quote by R. Gere. Really wonderful. thank you for sharing this.

avintagerevolution said...

Thank you for posting these and following my blog. Your choice of photographs are amazing! Truly thank you.

Eki said...

subtly moving ...

Caio Fernandes said...

fascinating .
the sentence too , sure .

Polly said...

great photos and wonderful quote. it's the side of Richard Gere I was not familiar with. thanks!

Ange said...

They do take you into another world. Had you not revealed the artist - I would have thought them to be earlier in the 1900s... Some lands are timeless...

india said...

Excuse my bad English,please...
Richard Gere,the actor,has made this photographs? It's a surprise for me totally!!!
Amazing....
Thank you very much for your visit to Indiando...it's a real honor for me.
I follow you!

6by6 Press said...

Been seen this book for quite many years but only acquired it last year in small bookshop in Singapore. The book has beautiful photographs (leica's fingerprint?) also has fine paper stock, Mohawk Superfine of course and printed nicely by Meridian, best printer. These photographs called me to revisit Lhasa and surrounding, but I'll have to pass it this time (due to altitude sickness).

cheers.

Susan May Tell said...

Don't know which I prefer. Elizabeth Avedon's photo of Richard Gere or his photos in Zanskar and Mongolia :)

Anonymous said...

Never realized that Richard Gere was a photographer also. Have always respected him as an actor but now love his photographic work also.