By Peter Sutherland
Having escaped domestication, deer are on their own, rolling with what comes. They can travel in small packs or they can be alone. They grow long coats when it’s cold; they shed and sit in the shade when it’s hot. They can survive on available food in the woods while the more tame ones will eat Doritos out of your had on the side of the road.
Peter Sutherland doesn't hunt but he understands the thrill of the chase. The deer tend to come out at dusk when the light is just right. They sneak around and crossover into suburban lands. The boundaries between man and deer have blurred. They watch us while we watch them.
The photographs in Buck Shots, Sutherland’s third powerHouse Book, were taken in Colorado, California, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Vermont and New Zealand between 2002 and 2007.