We meet in 2007, Adrain Chesser a photographer, and Timothy White Eagle a ritualist, together we have been working at a unique artistic crossroads. Blending photograph and ritual to create artifacts of prayer.
Often working with groups of people from our spiritual and artistic communities, we gathered for set periods of time in isolated locations. These focused “camps” where a container where we repeatedly asked the question “what wants to come forward”. Working closely with all members of the camp we creating rituals to bring needed personal and global healing. We sourced art and spiritual icons, mythologies, and ancient rituals, re-imagining them for our purpose.
Our intention was to create moments of prayer and ritual and to capture in the camera the medicine and magic of the moment. In the same way an ancient song or ritual holds energy of spirit, our photographs also hold that energy.
We created rituals to free ourselves and imagine a new future. We traveled inside the Spectre of the disease. We danced off the chains of western medicine. We staked ourselves to the battlefield. We found our courage blindfolded on the rim of a canyon. We transformed old myths. We learned to give back more than take. We hunted. We witnessed women taking back their power. We healed our wounds. We held space as friends died. We buried a man. We played funeral parlor games. We cried. We breathed. We became priests.