"LIKE WIND I GO"
With the release of Like Wind I Go, author and photographer William Bernard Brooks issues a tantalizing invitation to the reader to enter his private world and experience life through the lens of his camera and the prism of his sharply-honed intellect. The photographic images Brooks has selected for the book are seemingly straightforward and somewhat austere. Closer examination, however, reveals layers of insightful detail. Brooks has feigned and tricked us into looking beyond the face value of the images to discover their secrets, their true soul. Likewise, his accompanying text, underpinned by keenly evolved philosophical and spiritual leanings, provoke introspection and a deeper analysis. A cosmopolitan European who has developed a fondness for Native American culture and spiritualism since relocating to the mountains of northwest Montana, Brooks stands today as a fully evolved artist and intellectual. Like Wind I Go will both charm and challenge the reader. It stands as a testimony to the passions of someone who knows what questions to ask and where to find the answers.
Mark Holston, critic, LATINO Magazine, a national public policy and culture publication.
"THEN THERE WAS A DOG"
A dog will never fret about forgiving you
because you never did anything wrong.
In this book, William shares his intimate journey with his beloved dog Scivias, a Korthals Griffon. Through various experiences, Scivias forges his way into the uncharted territory of William’s heart. He blazes a trail from the head to the heart with such purity and singularity of purpose that it produces in William a profound sense of belonging and caring, resulting in a powerful transformation of consciousness. Through a series of conversations, they come to an understanding of what it is to love and to be loved.
published 10/10/2010 "SOULCALLER"
All of your pictures have spirits in them
and they all talk to me.
Maria Mueller, 12 years old
Vernissage: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia 2008