I have my sentiments about this. There will always be a soft spot in my heart for indigenous struggles & survival. It’s that simple. Nobody should take offense but I see a lot of truth here. Words are not really needed at all… So, let’s just say that symbols are for symbol-minded people.
It looks like this fell victim to a bunch of hillbilly drunkards late one night. I found it with the base of the sign burned off and the hole where they tore it out of the ground. At the same site there were a few dozen beer bottles kicking around and a fire-pit that was still smoking. All of this was evidence of the redneck booze party. It doesn’t look like there was any poached animal carcasses though. It’s not rare to cross a scene like this and find a few dead mule deer with their antlers sawed off or the head missing. A few individuals in the rural parts of Utah don’t much care for the law, or the spirit of the wild in this regard. I can have pity on some father shooting a doe to feed his family, but when someone is killing dear for the sake of removing the antlers, that’s just cold-blooded!
I’ve been focusing on ways to make my images look more faded, washed-out, and aging but with my own style and touch. I wish to separate my work from the rest of the trend that has developed around the vintage look and feel. This is something I have been doing for quite a few years before this fad in the old-fashioned developed. I’m not one that reads all the latest photoshop secrets ect, because I am developing and honing in on my own tastes and the desires of my photogenic heart.