Cowboy Kate

BY BELISARIO RIGHI



Cowboy Kate - Photograph by Sam Haskins


The photo depicts Kate, a western heroine from Sam Haskins' famous photo book Cowboy Kate and Other Stories. The shot deliberately overexposed and exasperated by the printing on hard paper, almost canceling the gray scale, is one of the most beautiful photos of the South African master who, while also performing color works, preferred B / W, where he lavished the best of his artistic professionalism.


Kate is a cowboy who is not afraid of duels

Photograph by Sam Haskins


and spends the evenings in the saloons.

Photograph by Sam Haskins


Of the various photographic books made by Sam Haskins, certainly Cowboy Kate and Other Stories is the most beautiful and the most famous, so much so that it has become a cult.

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