Born in Toronto, Canada in 1960, Gregory Colbert is a film-maker and photographer best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow an exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum.
To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted more than 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history.
About 5 years ago I was really tired and in great need of a break. I flew to Maui to spend 5 days at my dear friends Nancy & Michael Gilbert. Their home is sitting in a very beautiful place on a hill in Kihei. They spoiled me, fresh juice from fruit in their garden in the morning etc etc.
One day Michael which BTW is as a marvelous Photographer and Artist (also from Toronto like Gregory) walked over to me and put a book in my hands. It had such an instant impact the way it was bound and designed. I opened it and was like knocked over. Page after page all I could say was amazing, unbelievable, from beginning to end.
Gregory Colbert have truly made something VERY unique for generations to enjoy and marvel at.
Take a look at Ashes and Snow website etc from the links underneath. See the perfect books for you and such great gifts, something truly amazing to share. You will not want to miss out on the work of this project!
I wanted to make this blog in my series of Great Photographers in case some of you have missed out on this great project for some reason. ENJOY! Tell me what you think?