“I love this image for its sense of freedom — which is somehow both understated and bold at the same time. These three boys riding bareback through the high grass, two of them barefoot, present us with a call for natural simplicity, for quiet companionship and slow adventure. I like that the landscape is full of detail, yet it’s not obvious where it was taken. This lets the image take on even more of a metaphoric or symbolic meaning, while never losing the individuality and specificity of the boys themselves. For example, the slight flexed position of the closest boy’s bare foot, curved upward just a touch, gives that tiny detail of a genuine gesture of personality. The horse tails breezing backward feel so light and airy — set against the grass, which kind of visually mirrors the tails, it all feels very free. And because one of the boys seems to be looking at us, another one looking over his shoulder in our direction, it kind of makes clear that we’re a part of it, too.” – Katherine Oktober Matthews.
Sian Grahl, Stephanie Stonem, Philip Nix, Hugo Aymar, Frederik Buyckx, Ole Marius Joergensen, Robin Alysha Clemens, Mateusz Skora, Christophe Coenon, Joelle Janssens, Simone Rossi, Emmanuel Monzon, Barbara Traver, Thomas Friedrich, Sasha Asensio, Gabriele Duchi, Astrid Verhoef, Todd Darling, Mariano Silletti, Roberto Deri.