The Communion Between Hunter & Prey

Dexter and Doe
Somerville, NJ

 

Visual Storyteller JP Terlizzi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project “Hunter’s Calling‘.  To see JP’s  portfolios click on any image.

 

Dane Hillsborough, NJ

Dane
Hillsborough, NJ

 

Chrystofer in Ghillie Suit East Millstone, NJ

Chrystofer in Ghillie Suit
East Millstone, NJ

 

The Scent Bridgewater, NJ

The Scent
Bridgewater, NJ

 

The hunt is most often defined by its final explosive moment. The flash, the blast, the crack as the bullet slices through the air. But in truth, it is the time before the trigger is pulled – hours that are mindful, silent and elongated – that is sacred to the hunter.

 

Tick with Pheasants Allentown, NJ

Tick with Pheasants
Allentown, NJ

 

Retrieve Allentown, NJ

Retrieve
Allentown, NJ

 

Craig Readington, NJ

Craig
Readington, NJ

 

The kill is a culmination. The hunt is its rich prelude, mindful and satisfying, ritualistic and grittily romantic. The true reward lies in the communion between hunter and prey.

 

Deer Stand East Millstone, NJ

Deer Stand
East Millstone, NJ

 

Targets East Millstone NJ

Targets
East Millstone NJ

 

My Good Pot Readington NJ

My Good Pot
Readington NJ

 

Through this work I delved into this primal relationship, and witnessed an interaction driven by instinct and cunning; hunter and prey engaged in an ancient contest of skill and survival, with raw landscape as a backdrop. I observed a group of young men united by the desire to connect with their surroundings, who understand and interpret the story of the woods. Their mission is not one of violence, but one of appreciation of a worthy adversary, a respect for tradition, and a reverence for the hunt.

 

Mona Lisa Bridgewater, NJ

Mona Lisa
Bridgewater, NJ

 

Jimmy Somerville, NJ

Jimmy
Somerville, NJ

 

See also:

Raven’s Point

By JP Terlizzi

 


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