Kordan captures these horseback riders and their fine feathered friends in remarkably balanced compositions, constructing each image in a way that underscores its painterly qualities. He is a master of this discipline, regardless of whether the subjects are galloping full bore toward the viewer or standing majestically on a hilltop to survey the seemingly endless landscape below. From the traditional attire to the pristine expanses to the massive raptors taking flight from outstretched limbs, Kordan’s images leave us with the impression that these scenes could just as easily have existed a thousand years ago. The photographs speak volumes about the cultural significance – both past and present – of the Eagle Hunters.
Fascinated with photography from an early age, Kordan took a somewhat circuitous route to the profession through a career in the hard sciences. Eventually, his passion won out and his love for nature inspired him to become a full-time photographer. In addition to fine art photography, he now leads expeditions of aspiring photographers into nature, sharing his expertise to help them hone their skills.