Saturday, April 16, 2011

Luis Fabini and the Real Marlboro Men


It's time to wrap up the Marlboro Man theme of this week from the previous two posts by featuring the real cowboys of America. Luis Fabini's Horsemen of the Americas series documents the lives of stockmen not only in the US and Canada, but also throughout the rest of the American continent.

In this series, you will find cowboys from North America, charros from Mexico, llaneros from Colombia and Venezuela, chagras from Ecuador, chalanes and qorilazos from Peru, huasos from Chile, gauchos from Uruguay and Argentina, and pantaneiros and vaqueiros from Brazil.

 

Their attire may be different, but they wear the same expressions on their faces; that of quite diligence and determination that mirrors the rugged land that they work on.

Sadly, these different cultures that have helped shaped the histories of their countries are slowly disappearing, giving way to more modern livestock practices. It is thus of great benefit for future generations that Mr. Fabini took almost eight years of his life to document these different groups.


Check out more Marlboro Men over at Mr. Fabini's website. All of the Horsemen of the Americas images above were taken from the PDN Photo of the Day website.

85 comments:

cool_cicler said...

America always had great photographers... really nice post btw.

AJ said...

That's the great thing about photography; it will immortalise the cultures lost to modernism.
That's just something to think about as you ponder the awesome of these photos. :)

Fred Rickerson said...

Great post, bookmarked!

ExoticBlogger said...

rugged.

duffboi said...

I have always been fascinated by the 'old west', and these photographs of these cultures really makes that whole thing more real to me.

thenitefalls said...

True cowboys and the guy in the first pic has an epic beard!

Wintermute said...

theres been a lot of malboro men huh

princy gupta said...

nice photos dude!!!

Fang said...

Looks like a good, old-fashioned barbeque they got there. (awakens the cowboy inside me)

Rick said...

Wow, A picture says more than thousand words. Really nice photos. Love the 'wild' 'west' kind of photos.

Erika said...

That second photo is stunning....

Mo said...

3 times marlboro...
now i want to smoke a marlboro

Jacob said...

Real Cowboys > Marlboro fags^^

Tibble said...

Really nice photos

D4 said...

Thank you for the link. Eye candy.

mac-and-me said...

wow the first shot is beyond amazing

OatmealStout said...

These are awesome, I really like the last one!

DogShep said...

Nice post! Gotta love good photography making men immortal.

Joe said...

Awesome photos

Grafted said...

Beautiful pictures

Bart said...

now that is a decent playoff beard

Stare Dad said...

nice photos.

ed said...

crazy beard in the first pic

Major.Mack said...

Gotta point about changing cultures but unfortunately its inevitable.

Shutterbug said...

nice photos! :)

C Mo Gunz said...

yes! some new pics, i was waiting for these. Awsome stuff!

Team Panda said...

i like the history behind it.

BTN Hip Hop said...

now those are real dudes, so legit, love the snaps.

Malkavian said...

Cool so cowboys are a dying breed. what a shame

The Angry Lurker said...

Lovely photo's that inspire memories and longing.

randomer said...

Wonderful set of photos. They really captured the soul of the culture.

Alixander said...

These are really great photos. Sad that the old traditions are dying out.

Biff Tanner said...

LOL that's great.

KrillKrones said...

Wow, that last picture is really cool. Nice post!

R.C said...

These are the pictures that would make Hank Hill cry....

WOODLOUSE said...

Really good photos, thank you!

jblogger45 said...

great photos

G said...

awesome shots - it's such a hard existence that you can understand it changing...but it is good that it's being documented

cowboy said...

hey, where did you find my picture!

Necroticism said...

Again, I have the Malboro theme in my head while I read this :O

Guy Movie Blogger said...

Wow that picture of the gauchos making some asado just made my mouth water...

Carnivores of the world, UNITE!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Wow, a great set of photos. Definitely shows the hard life styles of these guys.

Salman Ashraf said...

Liked the post and the concise write-up. The pictures supplemented it well.

Thank you for sharing! Keep 'em coming :)

THUNDERCAT said...

I actually smoked a Malboro today! Normally I smoke a Newport like most black folks tee he he, but I ran naked in Malboro country today thanks to you!

Colin Biano said...

I love the second one, it'd be such an adventure staying with those people

N4M3L3SS said...

the last frontier gone....

chronometer said...

badass stuff

Jaccstev said...

That second photo is the best! It's so incredible and remind me why I adore the western stuff so much.

Generally Disgruntled said...

My life looks pussy as hell compared to these guys

lacrosseman said...

so thats the original guy who they used on the ads?

Moobeat said...

very hard looking man.

JayPower said...

this is amazing photography ;D

Inspiration said...

Wow, cool!

Jack said...

Great pictures!

Following (:

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**Hype.Planet** said...

I like the first one, beautiful photos!
I'm following this.

Wayward Disposition said...

The photos are good. Keep them coming.

Lhosreiff said...

That last photo is awesome. Never was a huge fan of cowboys though.

Rorschach Redemption said...

You mean: time to wrap up "Do You Feel Emasculated Looking At These Dudes?" week!

fabio_2007 said...

nice pictures

Dave said...

Great Pics thanks.

John said...

Smokers are jokers! D:

The Game Store Guy said...

That second was is just gorgeous...

Brock said...

Oh I love the old west photos, simply amazing

Laughing Vault said...

best photos ever. your blog rules

Trolske said...

Wow, the first picture is great. I always loved the cowboy culture.

Nutty C said...

Beautiful photo, captures the emotion.

Alphabeta said...

Loving these Marlboro men posts lately.

Razor said...

great photos as always, the second one is definitely brilliant!

Banacek said...

Another weathered, grizzled cattleman. Nice picture!

Slamcakes said...

This whole blog is just stunning, bravo!

DocStout said...

Yeah, that first shot is the standout in this series, good find and excellent writeup.

Mike said...

what a really powerful image! there is now way someone cant feel something when looking at him!

Reastmen said...

great shots

ChazWellington said...

makes smoking look cool

LifeHacks said...

I've seen that picture someone where else, I love it.

Azoo said...

EBM... Nuff Said

HiFi said...

Where do you find these photos? They're all so sharp, and brilliant.

MRanthrope said...

yeah, I could never hang with those rugged dudes!
Amazing photos also.

The Angry Lurker said...

Jay, nominated this blog for an award on my blog.

CandleintheDark said...

This is very impressive

Generally Disgruntled said...

It's true what they say. Smoking does make you look cool

Dave said...

These pics are great my friend. Cheers.

pixel said...

i think richard prince shot marlboro ads right?

Inhia said...

I think the whole country was created by a different breed of man. They are basically replaced by ugly women, in male bodies =(

Very cool shots.

luis said...

Thank you for all your comments guys, salud!

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