~A Photo Essay by Moe Lauchert
~Foreword by Dan Clayton-Luce, Communications Director, Henry Repeating Arms
We have been lucky enough to work with the incredibly talented photographer, Moe Lauchert, for a little over a year now. I’m sure that most of you have seen some of his work on our website, in our new catalog, or in our advertising. With this photo essay he perfectly captures the rugged, harsh, unforgiving environment that is Alaskan wilderness and the gritty, determined drive required to call that wilderness your home. Every time I look at this set of photos I get a flood of feelings about individualism, the almost overwhelming power of Mother Nature, the fragility of humankind, but perhaps the strongest is the “call of the wild.” The deep blue hues of the Knik Glacier, the earthy greens and brown of the moss covered soil, the low-hanging clouds, they all just make me want to get outside and breathe it all in. By sharing this photo essay, I hope you will feel something as well. We look forward to sharing more of Moe’s work in future issues.