Pony Pin-Ups Series
Of course we view our animals with fondness, we often bestow our animals with human traits, little wigs, clothes, and such. But with such a majestic creature as a horse our reaction is less whimsical, the size and nature of a horse commands respect. They have been alongside humans for so much of our history.This Pin-up series takes dressing animals up to a extreme, working with the horses natural hair, additional hair extensions and over all grooming with dramatic lighting provides a wry humour. Our reaction is mixed, its not whimsical, but it is definitely not serious either, we are left questioning our relation to, and our projections on animals.
This is an ongoing Photography project with a new Pony Pin Up image added every few years.
The series has been exhibited in the UK, Sweden, USA and Australia. It's widely loved online, has been featured on The NBC Today show, amongst others and greets thirsty Polo players at the bar in the Coworth Park Hotel ( where Prince Harry and Megan Markle stayed the night before the Wedding ).
"Misty" in the Bar at The Coworth Park Hotel, Ascot.
These images are available as Limited Editions at Lumas Galleries