Ed Forbis is the story of the former stunt-riding cowboy from the iconic Marlboro commercials of the 1980’s. After a long career as a travelling cowboy and rancher, Forbis now lives and works at the Grand Canyon packing Mules and caring for the Horses that are used by rangers and tour guides. Now far removed from the limelight, Ed is living a simpler life, staying connected with nature and the animals.
The story was photographed at Ed’s current home on the south rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. The work explores the enduring themes of man’s relationship with nature, as well as serving as a record of the cowboy, a fading culture and long-standing heroic American archetype now vanishing in the modern mechanised world.
Published by Palm*
Photography and Curation by Lola Paprocka & Pani Paul
Design by Brian Kanagaki
Foreword by Ed Forbis
Text Edited by Paul John Nelson
Original Artwork Hand Printed in Londn by daren Catlin
DTP by Moonmadness.eu
Printed in EU
About the artists:
Pani Paul (b. 1987) was born in Cairns, Australia and now lives and works in London. The photographer has worked on commissions for publications including i-D, the FT and GQ andcommercially for clients including Uniqlo and Harrods. His book Mile End, published by Palm Studios in 2015 was received with critical acclaim.
Lola Paprocka (b. 1984) was born in Koszalin, Poland and now lives and works in London. The photographer and curator has had her work exhibited worldwide including galleries in London, Melbourne, Wroclaw and Paris as well being published in The British Journal of Photography, Dazed & Confused and i-D. Paprocka also runs Palm Studios, a publishing house showcasingthe work of artists and photographers worldwide. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Unveil’d Photobook award for her book Blokovi.