John Steele Signging

Join us for an exciting event with author and photographer John Steele, celebrating his book, Mustangs: Utah's Onaqui & Cedar Mountain Herds.
Saturday, Oct 5th @ 6:00 pm. 

About the book:

What is Man without the Beasts?
"If all he beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth." - Chief Seattle

About the author: 

John’s first encounter in January1998 with a harem of wild Onaqui horses left him speechless;
this first meeting instantly stirred up a desire to learn more about who they are and what they are
To capture the inner workings of the family unit, harems and the herd itself, he searched for
ways to become less intrusive, such as sitting or lying on the desert floor, maintaining stillness,
taking what the horses presented, wearing the same-colored clothes on each visit, and foregoing
anything with a scent, such as deodorant, shampoo.
The most important ingredients? Time and patience.
Over the years, all of these efforts paid off often allowing him to integrate inside groups of two
to three hundred horses, to be accepted by them.
Due to their curious nature, in certain instances they would draw near to see what this guy with
the camera was all about.
“The best part was I knew they would not eat me though they might run over me – but primarily
I felt a closeness to them that is rare.”
John is self-taught and informed by years of hitting the Delete button.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
510 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060-8018