When we discuss the history of the Americas, we must pay homage to the ones who were here before us. WIth Chief John Spotted Tail, David Yarrow did just that. Dedicated to capturing nature in its most raw and fragile forms, bending time by immersing the viewer directly into the moment. With CHIEF, there is a bit of an exception, as the omnipotence and majesty of the landscape (Devil's Tower) in the background are equally mirrored in both Chief John Spotted Tail and his horse.
"For this project we worked with Chief John Spotted Tail, the great-great-grandson of the fabled Lakota chief Spotted Tail. We spent two days with him in Northern Wyoming and he was so excited to wear the headpiece that only the most senior Native American chiefs like him can wear. His attire was emphatically his decision not ours. Their heritage is integral to their souls.” -David Yarrow