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Jim Commodore | Back To The Land

One of the last cowboys and his name is Jim…   Val Marie is gem of a town that lies on the borders of the Grasslands Nations Park¬†surrounded by some of the most stunning prairie landscapes with incredible morning and evening light I have never witnessed. I suggest if you’re looking to explore some of […]

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by Jeremy Fokkens

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January 18, 2016 - 10:18 pm

Marcia Stahl Loved seeing these pictures of Jim, and Wes. Have known these guys for an awful long time, too long to say… By Jim allowing you to take his picture and share his time means to me that he thought you were “all right” and what you were doing was alright too! You’ve done a good job capturing some of the love and sharing that Jim has with his horses – and not just his – but all horses I’ve ever seen him handle have been receptive to his way. He shod horses for us for many years and we are lucky enough to call him a friend. Jim is a cowboy through and through!

March 8, 2016 - 9:54 am

Marion Foster Great pictures. Jim is my nephew. Looks a lot like his grandfather.

March 26, 2016 - 5:14 pm

James I made the time to pop into the Whyte Museum to see your photos and they are just wonderful portraits of such a diverse group of Canadians. I was particularly drawn to the photo with the spooked horses behind Jim Commodore – the juxtaposition of Jim and the landscape being so still, against the slightly odd movement of the horses behind him just makes the photo. I spent quite some time just taking it in – this photo is magic. I was also drawn to the Crowsnest Pass photo of Susan Murray – very natural portrait. You have captured something special with these photos – I look forward to seeing more.

If prints or a book of this series become available, I would be very interested.

p.s. I enjoyed seeing your Bangladesh series in Gravity Cafe in Inglewood, but didn’t make the connection that they were from the same photographer until looking up your website. Again – great photos.