Free Range Furilla
Since their creation by industrial designer and artist Toren Orzeck, Furillas have taken on a rich life of their own. The vacuum packed, one eyed, Yeti-like things have been depicted as everything from stuntmen to cultural ambassadors, but their true identity is tied to their natural state, running free and wild.
I sought to capture a Furilla as it regressed into its pure form, playing in the endless expanse of White Sands, New Mexico. To do this I had to hike deep into the dunes, unleashing the Furilla as far from civilization as possible. Out there, with the vast terrain and overwhelmingly quiet sound of blowing sand, it’s like being on another planet. The only remaining connections to reality come from the occasional fighter jet above from nearby Holloman Air Force Base and the friends that accompany you. Trusting the group that hiked out, Furilla was able to let go and really be free.”