lunes, 20 de diciembre de 2010

La prestigiosa fotógrafa estadounidense Mary Cornelius captó las últimas fotografías del caballo "Brujo". Le dedica el artículo "The heart of a warrior", el corazón de un guerrero.



Durante el Primer Seminario Internacional de Fotografía equina, Mary Cornelius inmortalizó a "Brujo", histórico caballo del hierro de Peralta, con estas dos imágenes, cuando el semental tenía 30 años de edad.

 En su Blog, le dedica este artículo que reproducimos en su idioma original:


"Last spring when I was in Spain attending a photography seminar, we had the opportunity to photograph the horses at the Rancho el Rocio near Seville. At this ranch are bullfighting horses and bulls and two legendary brothers Angel and Rafael Peralta who are known as "the lords of rejoneo", the bullfighting on horseback. On one day, we were welcomed to their wonderful ranch, and were able to tour the extensive well maintained grounds and photograph their horses.

One horse in particular stayed in my mind, one that has been added to my Elder Horse Project. The 30 year old Brujo, (translation: Wizard) winner of 500 bullfights, a remarkable horse, said to be able to know his rider's thoughts in the bullfighting ring as if by magic. He was more than a good horse, he was a great horse. This month, Brujo passed away. A long life, a spectacular life a life well loved and admired by his people.
Back in May, when he was brought out for us to photograph, an old warrior, long in the tooth, his body aged but his mind still vibrant, he winnied his stallion challenge, and stood with a look in his eyes that showed that the spirit was still willing to take on whatever may come his way. I thought about his courage, perhaps even his audacity in all of those fights. I am not a fan of bullfighting, indeed, of any blood sport, but I am definitely a fan of the heart of the bullfighting horse.

So I tip my glass to you Brujo, the heart of a warrior. Good journeys to you."

Pueden leerlo en su Blog personal a través de este enlace: http://shuttermonkee.blogspot.com/2010/11/heart-of-warrior.html