Colorful Coats

My Colorful Coats Collection was born from the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. Isolated at home on the farm with my horses I set up a photography studio at one end of the barn and my own horses were my first subjects. For the love of a carrot or a peppermint, my steeds twisted and turned their bodies and showed me a delightful variety of poses and facial expressions consistent with their personalities.

Inspired by fashion photography, I added color gels on my strobe lights to lay down a combination of vibrant colorful light and create a modern, artistic aesthetic that really appealed to me. 

The light can be soft or hard, subtle or iridescent, and depending on where and how it caresses the elegant lines of the equine body it can shape the horse you see. I love color. Usually bold, in your face, colors and odd color combinations… pushing and sometimes stepping right over the boundaries of color theory. It's Avant-Garde fashion! It's pop art!
And yet it's timeless! 

In August 2021, I entered into a partnership with the Paard Verzameld Gallery who has the exclusive rights to these 16 images from the collection. If you would like to buy one of these please click the link to the gallery to purchase. Check my Shop section for a few extras that are available in this collection. I hope you enjoy!

 

- Susan