Peter Bryne

Peter Byrne studied at The Newport School of Documentary Photography in Wales. After graduating he worked with numerous national and international clients asan editorial photographer based in the North of England. More recently Peter has dedicated his time to travelling whilst exploring the art of medium format photography. He has also exhibited various works in galleries across the UK. Today we take a look at selected works from his series, Riding the line.

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Riding The Line

Cowboys and the landscape of the American West

The landscape of the American West is some of the most spectacular there is, to see this land and witness its magnificence and diversity can be a humbling experience. Ever since settlers migrated to the west, cowboys have raised cattle and worked the land. Over the years the cowboys’ lifestyle has led to the creation of a mythical character, often stereotyped as a romantic hero or a hard drinking & brash troublemaker. I wanted to look at the role of the contemporary cowboy and his relationship with the land, to examine how the land provides a perfect backdrop for individuals at one with nature, and how the peace & tranquillity of the landscape mirrors the temperament of the cowboy.

During the yearlong project I visited 45 different ranches in 12 states. The images enclosed are a selection taken from a final edit of 95 and were taken with a 6×6 film camera.

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To view more of Peters work please checkout his website.


Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Small Talk Collective
Womens Photography Collective
Small Talk Collective
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women: Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre. As a group, we explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller, pool resources, provide support and critique, and facilitate community events and discussions. We engage in the best kind of "small talk," that which binds us together both as a collective and within a larger community of women and minority artists, fostering stronger work and collaboration. Our first book, We're Always Touching by Underground Wires, was published in April 2018.

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