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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Chapter 12. The Paniolo

Big Island, Hawaii (January, 2006).

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The paniolo shoot in Hawaii had all the elements of a dream job.

I got the call from Canon; they were looking for a photographer to illustrate the brochure for their new Canon EOS 30D and said, “We need seven shots. You can go anywhere in the world. Here’s your budget.” It was one of the few times that this will ever happen in my life.

And while it had all the elements of a dream job, it was still an assignment, so there was quite a lot of pressure to decide where to go and what to shoot.

We decided to photograph the paniolo, some of the first cowboys in the history ...

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