Christina Maraziotis-Lee Ezell

Christina Maraziotis-Lee Ezell

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christina.leebrowning photos downloadTag #9909 & #9910 | Arkansas | 2017 Project with #Leica S Typ 007Still observing surroundings; non-stop eating grass, alert yet trusting in some odd way. A food bucket full of grain was quite foreign to them - sad, when the bare-minimum for a lactating mare was not given.

Tag #9909 & #9910 | Arkansas | 2017 Project with #Leica S Typ 007Still observing surroundings; non-stop eating grass, alert yet trusting in some odd way. A food bucket full of grain was quite foreign to them - sad, when the bare-minimum for a lactating mare was not given.

christina.leebrowning photos downloadTag #9909 & #9910.Paint Mare and colt, ready to be separated - mother pending shipment to Mexico for slaughter. Why did they land at the kill pen? Nobody knows for certain; the mare was a birthing machine out in a field and the colt just an additional mouth to feed. It’s funny how things sometimes seem to be happening for a reason. Their deadline of a second chance before shipping was the day after we found them and rescued them. They would be on the trailer destined to Mexico the very next day, yet they took quite a different direction…to a new life. This is the evening we got them home. #9909 was quickly renamed “Rain“, and little #9910 “Hidalgo“. Underweight with a steady cough, runny nose and eyes, they stepped out of the trailer - though holding their heads high and proud. From the dirty surroundings at auction after auction, then finally to the kill pen, and now to fresh grassy fields. This will be a long journey and a never-ending personal documentation of love, trust, hope, and life. .Shot with: . Leica S Typ 007 #leicas @leicacamerausa @leica_camera .Summarit-S 35 CS #mediumformat

Tag #9909 & #9910.Paint Mare and colt, ready to be separated - mother pending shipment to Mexico for slaughter. Why did they land at the kill pen? Nobody knows for certain; the mare was a birthing machine out in a field and the colt just an additional mouth to feed. It’s funny how things sometimes seem to be happening for a reason. Their deadline of a second chance before shipping was the day after we found them and rescued them. They would be on the trailer destined to Mexico the very next day, yet they took quite a different direction…to a new life. This is the evening we got them home. #9909 was quickly renamed “Rain“, and little #9910 “Hidalgo“. Underweight with a steady cough, runny nose and eyes, they stepped out of the trailer - though holding their heads high and proud. From the dirty surroundings at auction after auction, then finally to the kill pen, and now to fresh grassy fields. This will be a long journey and a never-ending personal documentation of love, trust, hope, and life. .Shot with: . Leica S Typ 007 #leicas @leicacamerausa @leica_camera .Summarit-S 35 CS #mediumformat

christina.leebrowning photos downloadOnce we felt confident enough to hold on with only one hand, we took out our cameras and started documenting the fishermen as they worked the nets. It was probably one of the biggest multitasking challenges we’ve ever had. The boat was filling up with water from the waves slamming against it — we all were totally soaked, and we were getting such a sunburn on our lily white skin that whenever salt water would touch our skin it would sting. Soon enough, we felt seasick and light-headed. The fishermen would stop from time to time to throw the lobster nets into the water. They had a green rope attached to the stick which they would steer the boat with, or at least that was my impression — so one of them took my hand and placed it on the rope. I wasn’t quite sure what they expected of me to do. They tried to show us the way they fish and the way they handle the rough sea; they wanted us to be part of this and we tried to do our best to not disappoint them. We were talking with sign language — we were laughing — we didn’t understand each other directly, but with shared adversity we felt like we were already friends. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artistic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphotography #streetphotogtapher #streetphoto #color #people #peopleinframe #peoplephotography #peoplecreatives #people_and_world #peoplescreative #peoplescreatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people_infinity #travellife #travelersnotebook

Once we felt confident enough to hold on with only one hand, we took out our cameras and started documenting the fishermen as they worked the nets. It was probably one of the biggest multitasking challenges we’ve ever had. The boat was filling up with water from the waves slamming against it — we all were totally soaked, and we were getting such a sunburn on our lily white skin that whenever salt water would touch our skin it would sting. Soon enough, we felt seasick and light-headed. The fishermen would stop from time to time to throw the lobster nets into the water. They had a green rope attached to the stick which they would steer the boat with, or at least that was my impression — so one of them took my hand and placed it on the rope. I wasn’t quite sure what they expected of me to do. They tried to show us the way they fish and the way they handle the rough sea; they wanted us to be part of this and we tried to do our best to not disappoint them. We were talking with sign language — we were laughing — we didn’t understand each other directly, but with shared adversity we felt like we were already friends. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artist ic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphoto graphy #streetphoto gtapher #streetphoto #color #people #people inframe #people photography #people creatives #people _and_world #people screative #people screatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people _infinity #travellife #travelers notebook

christina.leebrowning photos downloadAfter much struggle against the current, we were finally a great distance from the shore — it felt like we were in the heart of the Indian ocean, in the middle of nowhere. The boat was shaking and waves would slam so hard against it, making it react severely and causing us to slide in all different directions. We were trying so hard to hold on, while watching the young fishermen walk so easily, without a hint of any problem balancing themselves. One was standing on the boat just holding on to a wooden stick, giving directions to the others. There were enormous rocks jutting out of the sea, with the strong waves that would push us alarmingly close to them, yet the fishermen would always manage to bring us back in the relative “safety zone”. This clearly wasn’t their first time on this trip. We would go faster and the water would splash on our faces and in our eyes — it was the most salty sea I’ve ever tasted or felt — the salt was burning on our skin, and the sun as well. ...#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artistic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphotography #streetphotogtapher #streetphoto #color #people #peopleinframe #peoplephotography #peoplecreatives #people_and_world #peoplescreative #peoplescreatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people_infinity #travellife #travelersnotebook

After much struggle against the current, we were finally a great distance from the shore — it felt like we were in the heart of the Indian ocean, in the middle of nowhere. The boat was shaking and waves would slam so hard against it, making it react severely and causing us to slide in all different directions. We were trying so hard to hold on, while watching the young fishermen walk so easily, without a hint of any problem balancing themselves. One was standing on the boat just holding on to a wooden stick, giving directions to the others. There were enormous rocks jutting out of the sea, with the strong waves that would push us alarmingly close to them, yet the fishermen would always manage to bring us back in the relative “safety zone”. This clearly wasn’t their first time on this trip. We would go faster and the water would splash on our faces and in our eyes — it was the most salty sea I’ve ever tasted or felt — the salt was burning on our skin, and the sun as well. ...#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artist ic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphoto graphy #streetphoto gtapher #streetphoto #color #people #people inframe #people photography #people creatives #people _and_world #people screative #people screatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people _infinity #travellife #travelers notebook

christina.leebrowning photos downloadThey invited us to come with them for lobster fishing in the deep Indian Ocean waters, where whales and sharks like to roam. They had just patched a hole in their boat, they weren’t speaking English at all, they were young, and they were very serious about their fishing. Rightfully so, as this is their livelihood — not a drunken hobby. I asked Lee if he thought we would come back alive, literally, and he said, “You know, I’m not sure…but this trip would be a great opportunity for journalistic pictures — don’t you think?” Of course I thought the same thing, and I was looking at their faces; trying to read their expressions. They would look at us and smile, sometimes laugh, but I never got the impression that they were playing tricks on us. They seemed truthful and genuine. I trusted them and asked myself, what is life if you don’t take risks? Sometimes you just need to listen to your instinct and then follow through — and so we did. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artistic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphotography #streetphotogtapher #streetphoto #color #people #peopleinframe #peoplephotography #peoplecreatives #people_and_world #peoplescreative #peoplescreatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people_infinity #travellife #travelersnotebook

They invited us to come with them for lobster fishing in the deep Indian Ocean waters, where whales and sharks like to roam. They had just patched a hole in their boat, they weren’t speaking English at all, they were young, and they were very serious about their fishing. Rightfully so, as this is their livelihood — not a drunken hobby. I asked Lee if he thought we would come back alive, literally, and he said, “You know, I’m not sure…but this trip would be a great opportunity for journalistic pictures — don’t you think?” Of course I thought the same thing, and I was looking at their faces; trying to read their expressions. They would look at us and smile, sometimes laugh, but I never got the impression that they were playing tricks on us. They seemed truthful and genuine. I trusted them and asked myself, what is life if you don’t take risks? Sometimes you just need to listen to your instinct and then follow through — and so we did. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artist ic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphoto graphy #streetphoto gtapher #streetphoto #color #people #people inframe #people photography #people creatives #people _and_world #people screative #people screatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people _infinity #travellife #travelers notebook

christina.leebrowning photos downloadApproaching a group of teenagers that were getting ready to go lobster fishing. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artistic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphotography #streetphotogtapher #streetphoto #color #people #peopleinframe #peoplephotography #peoplecreatives #people_and_world #peoplescreative #peoplescreatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people_infinity #travellife #travelersnotebook

Approaching a group of teenagers that were getting ready to go lobster fishing. ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artist ic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphoto graphy #streetphoto gtapher #streetphoto #color #people #people inframe #people photography #people creatives #people _and_world #people screative #people screatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people _infinity #travellife #travelers notebook

christina.leebrowning photos downloadBroken lobster fishing boat from being slammed against monumental rocks in the ocean, freshly patched together with epoxy...ready for a return journey out to sea? Absolutely! ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artistic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphotography #streetphotogtapher #streetphoto #color #people #peopleinframe #peoplephotography #peoplecreatives #people_and_world #peoplescreative #peoplescreatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people_infinity #travellife #travelersnotebook

Broken lobster fishing boat from being slammed against monumental rocks in the ocean, freshly patched together with epoxy...ready for a return journey out to sea? Absolutely! ....#wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #natgeo #artist #artist ic #photography #streetshots #streetlife #streetview #wildlife #streetphoto graphy #streetphoto gtapher #streetphoto #color #people #people inframe #people photography #people creatives #people _and_world #people screative #people screatives #travels #travelpiv #travelers #traveling #travelbug #travelporn #people _infinity #travellife #travelers notebook

christina.leebrowning photos downloadOne of my favorite panoramas. To me, shooting an image so wide is simply fascinating. That's one reason I dislike Instagram's square format, since it is very limiting to our work's presentation. You literally can't see any detail even if the photograph is over 200megapixels. We really don't mean to be negative, but it's challenging when 90% of your fine art work is very wide panoramas. -Christina #yourshotphotographer

One of my favorite panoramas. To me, shooting an image so wide is simply fascinating. That's one reason I dislike Instagram's square format, since it is very limiting to our work's presentation. You literally can't see any detail even if the photograph is over 200megapixels. We really don't mean to be negative, but it's challenging when 90% of your fine art work is very wide panoramas. -Christina #yourshotphotographer