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Skip Hunt Go West: finding the exotic within the mundane Paperback – October 30, 2010


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  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145632702X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456327026
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 9.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,400,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

'I make images... so that all my moments will not be lost in time like tears in rain.' ~ Skip Hunt Skip Hunt, born on the wind-swept plains of Oklahoma, is a professional photographer in Austin, Texas. He picked up a 35mm camera in the mid-1970's and has never stopped sharing his unique vision via photographic images. Many moons ago, he was bitten hard by the wanderlust beast and has been canvassing the globe ever since. Visionary artists such as Pete Turner, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman, and Andre Kertesz set Skip's sight on a fine-art horizon early on. His insatiable thirst for rich color and even richer cultural exploration keeps him on the road most of the time. When he's recharging his batteries, he calls Austin, Texas home.

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I am beginning to believe that we are all born asleep and that the rest of our lives are spent trying to awaken. Some of us may be born awake... some awaken in stages, falling back into slumber between moments of absolute lucidity... while some remain comfortably dozing all their lives. Should we even want to be awakened? Or should we remain comfortably snoozing and not even bother asking why?

I don't know the answer to that. Nor do I know if we have a choice in the matter. What I do suspect is that some of the answers might be found within something called "intuition."

"Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation, and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding -- a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science." -- Abella Arthur

The reason I bring up intuition is that from an early age I gravitated to whatever mysteriously resonated for me. Creating things, playing with sound, doodling, etc. Always compelled to make something that wasn't there before... or giving in to a simple creative yearning I suppose.

One day, my mother brought home a 35mm camera. I looked at it and had this feeling at my core that I can't explain, but I feel like that was likely my first strong encounter that has become a lifelong dance with intuition. I just held the camera and knew I must learn how to use it. It was an instantaneous knowing of sorts. From then on I was intently focussed on examining the perceived world from every angle I could find. The further I explored in distance and or detail, the more I discovered how utterly enchanting our shared universe is. From every difference in color, texture, and line, I began to understand more fully the infinite possibilities of form.

Intuition has led me through 17 countries thus far, and counting. The further I explore, the more I realize how much of this incredible beauty is perpetually unfolding around us and also simultaneously within. When I share these images with others and learn they've also resonated with them in some mysterious way as well, it proves my suspicion that all is indeed one and everything is defined by a difference in sacred frequency vibration.

Image making reminds me to awaken from the slumber and to celebrate life's rich pageantry parading all around us.

-- Skip Hunt




Skip Hunt, born on the wind-swept plains of Oklahoma, is a professional photographer in Austin, Texas. He picked up a 35mm camera in the mid-1970's and has never stopped sharing his unique vision via photographic images.

Many moons ago, he was bitten hard by the wanderlust beast and has been canvassing the globe ever since. Visionary artists such as Pete Turner, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman, and Andre Kertesz set Skip's sight on a fine-art horizon early on. His insatiable thirst for rich color and even richer cultural exploration keeps him on the road most of the time.

When he's recharging his batteries, he calls Austin, Texas home.

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Photos rich in color, depth, perception and story fill the pages pulling the reader along through the desert.
Kris Newman
You are taken from one place to another and can live in the moment as you view the beautiful photography and read his words.
1stAngel Arts Magazine
There are few and far between commentaries that act to transport us into a totally new perspective of our world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dwitherow on November 27, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I am a fan of Skip Hunt. I am taken by his incredible artistic eye.
As an abstract/expressionist painter I was amazed at Skips
abstract compositions. His travel photographs are a visual
treat. This book is no exception.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 1stAngel Arts Magazine on December 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Skip Hunt has written a book of his unplanned journey that would be enough on its own to make the reader enjoy it. However, he has also chosen to add some of the most amazing photography that really spices up the story and allows the reader to travel on the journey with him.

You are taken from one place to another and can live in the moment as you view the beautiful photography and read his words.

Whatever you read this year, make sure you have added Skip Hunt Go West: finding the exotic within the mundane (Volume 1) to your reading list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benné Rockett on November 29, 2010
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Traveling without a plan, Hunt's keen ability to use intuition to guide his images, leads to a surrendering of the mind, allowing immersion into present moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benné Rockett on November 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Traveling without a plan, Hunt's keen ability to use intuition to guide his images, leads to a surrendering of the mind, allowing immersion into present moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dixon R. Hamby on November 29, 2010
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No only is Skip a photographer with a great sense of place and design he also knows how to write. A rare combination. This is visual interesting and orally stimulating. He can tell a story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Foye on November 28, 2010
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Fantastic images of the American South West in this beautifully produced book. Skip is a really talented photographer and his journal of this latest road trip carries you along with him, in words as well as stunning and sometimes quirky images. Makes you want to head for the open road, great reading on a snowy English day!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aaron schwartz on November 26, 2010
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Skip Hunt's photography is remarkable for its beautifully vivid color, incisive composition and varied locales, including Mexico, Guatemala and South Africa. Now he has published this book on his motorcycle travels through the South West U.S. It's beautifully done, and would make a great gift. Or even better, keep it for yourself, and some cold grey afternoon, jump on the back of the bike and travel with Skip on an adventure through the sunny Southwest. Skip is a wonderful photographer, and proves himself to be an equally skilled writer. You'll like it.
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