The Frolic and the Fancy by Max Patte

Largest Photowalk in History?

Here’s an article on Petapixel about the upcoming event in San Francisco!

The official unveiling

I’ll be saying a few words at an unveiling of these new statues on Sunday, May 12, at The Hills here in Arrowtown. A few of you may be there! Sir Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop and Sir Michael Hill will be there for the official unveling of its newest work, ‘The Frolic and the Fancy’ by Max Patte. See more about Max here. Max liked this photo I took one day while I was out golfing, so it will be fun to be there for the official event!

Daily Photo – The Frolic and the Fancy by Max Patte

Here’s the first photo I took of these transcendant statues.

I’m surprised at people’s reaction to this photo online. So many people thought they were real! I suppose I did too the first time I saw them.

There is one other very unusual thing. I don’t know what they are made of, even though I was right beside them. Obviously, I know next to nothing about sculpture, but I have some basic knowledge of materials (I think!). Anyway, I absolutely am not sure how they are made… I’ll ask Max and report back to you!

The Frolic and the Fancy by Max Patte

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-03-24 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Casper van Zyl

    I think Trey you need to talk more on work shop,look at all the hits and comments you got. Not only that, you interacted a lot more with everyone thus giving your followers more reason to get on and say something. This is only my opinion and you know it does not count. All this makes interesting QSo as one gets ” info ” from the site which may help in future investment on gear they buy. Seen this pic before look cool.

  • susan ratcliff

    Cool statues! Yes when I first saw them I thought they were real too! I wondered how can they have wild horses on a golf course?? 🙂

  • Sort of reminds me of when you HDR a person, they look like a statue. Maybe when you HDR a statue, it makes them look like a creature? Very cool sculptures, though. The fact that sculptors can use nothing but their hands and some tools to build a real 3d object, in the real world, just fascinates me. Really mad skills, I suppose.

  • Phil Nixey
  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks – I found out today they are iron

  • Allen

    Wow, I wonder how much they weigh?

  • Dee

    lovely statues. I loved the other pic you posted while back.

  • Paul Abbot

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