Since 1970, Sam Abell has worked as a documentary photographer, shooting primarily for National Geographic. Over his 40-year career, he has depicted Aboriginal Australians, Montana cattle ranchers, and the Imperial Palace of Japan. Here, in an exclusive video interview, he recounts his year-long quest to find the perfect image of bison skulls for an essay on American painter Charles M. Russell.
First Drafts: How Sam Abell Makes a Photograph
The renowned photographer recounts his year-long quest to find the perfect image of bison skulls for a National Geographic essay