What’s with the long face!

Horse portraiture (of the horses themselves and with their owners) is something I’ve been thinking about doing for quite some time. I’ve admired the work of photographers such as Tim Flach and Matthew Seed and wanted to get away from the standard look of event photography in favour of a much more stylised studio look.

These photos were taken with Gill Brown and her horses, Ocean and Cody at Dissington Hall. What well behaved animals they were: I wouldn’t have liked to have been that close to such powerful beasts in a small stable (with thousands of quid’s worth of camera & lighting equipment) if they’d been flighty.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be doing more horse portraiture next year.