Look Between The Ears
“Look Between the Ears” is a body of work based off of my passion for horses. I’ve always loved them, and photography is a beautiful and powerful medium through which I can portray them. I enjoy everything about them: their movement, personalities and intelligence, and their strength, grace, and beauty. I found similar purpose with Tony Stromberg’s and Irene Suchocki’s photographic work. They both captured horses still and in motion, portraying all the attributes that I hope to convey someday in my art.
With these images I sought to find something deeper within myself that is why I constantly desire to photograph these beautiful animals. I sought to capture a feeling that I experience when I ride: a sense of power and freedom, the wind blowing through my hair as we move and conquer the world together.
One image in particular, “Flight”, captured these feelings, where you can truly see the motion and activity through his flying and swirling mane, which is precisely what I had aimed to show. I believe that this image especially translates that feeling of freedom that may otherwise be inaccessible to people who do not or cannot ride horses.
I hope that with this body of work, viewers may experience the world anew from horseback, and see and feel what I do, what the horse does. Perhaps, then, a narrative can be created from the images within these pages.