Scotland's Horses

13/07/17 I suddenly lost the healthy mare who had illuminated my whole adult life. Determined to achieve something positive, I began a project to capture the expressions of "Scotland's Horses" - in her glorious memory.

Equine models were invited & in return, each owner would recieve a free photoshoot, digital & printed version of their image. The response was overwhelming with many owners embracing its rationale, for which I am profoundly grateful.

Method

Without the use of backdrops or lights & balancing deliberately underexposed settings, each horse was encouraged to display natural behaviours. Lovingly edited, each shot revealed beautiful expressions, gazing unparalleled from the surrounding darkness.

Over 60 horses were captured in a three month period covering over 1200 miles & some 3000+ clicks. Processing, editing & upload time reached over 400 hours, with each photograph resulting in three sizes - print worthy, web & facebook.

The Prints

The original concept was to group four bays, four chestnuts, four greys etc & produce these as multi-aperture prints, in addition a large format print will be available displaying all horses from the project which can also be personalised to each owner.

'18 UPDATE - I'm working on this!


The Book

Limited Edition, numbered & signed gallery quality table books are pipelined, with priority given to the owners who's horses grace its pages. Prices will be finalised in January & orders closed on 14/02/2018.

'18 UPDATE - I'm working on this!

The Exhibition 01/12/17

Sixty-two prints were strung on fine wire in my mare's stable, lit by little globes. It felt warm & welcoming - even though it was freezing cold! Thank you to the many folks who came, brought sweeties, cards, fizz, flowers & such love. I'm so sorry I didn't get time to blether properly with everyone.

Always a kind, inquisitive gal - she loved when folks just "hung out" by her stable & chatted. Aloof & sharp as she could be, she was never happier than when she was included in the conversation.

Thank you to everyone who shared their precious horses with me - you gave me an escape & comfort, if only for a few moments - from the grief of loosing mine.

The Horses