A very long time ago, March 27, 2010 (the 2nd month of Horse and Man the blog – ever), I wrote about Coiffed horses. You can see that story here.
Below is that story in its best form available (I think some of the photos were lost when we changed servers…).
POST FROM 3/27/2010
The photographer, Julian Wolkenstein, used their real manes and forelocks. He had a stylist work for hours on these very patient horses. The dreamy quality makes you think these are wigs superimposed upon a headshot of a horse. But, they aren’t. These are real horses and their real hair. Fun!
LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN OUR LOCAL HOTEL LOBBY!
Our town, Paso Robles, CA, has a lovely boutique hotel called, Hotel Cheval. One of the many reasons I love it is because in the very beautifully appointed bar area, they have beautiful and subtle photos/artwork of horses.
You’d have to look… but yes, all the art is of horses in some form or another. You think you are surrounded by watercolors or oils or old photographs… but you are really surrounded by HORSE ART. Amazing. Love it. I’m sure most people don’t even realize that all the art is horse related. (PS: Cheval means ‘horse’ in French.)
The other wonderful thing is they have a lovely happy hour… and great employees.
Anyway, Hubby and I were there last week and I saw this! I swear to horsegods, I almost choked! It was brand new and I totally recognized it! And, it was HUGE!
HERE IS THE WEBSITE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER!
Since the original post was so minimal (I was just learning how to do this!), I am adding the original photographer and his/her website now.
He is from Australia and is the kind of photographer I might have hired in my past life as a commercial producer! I loved looking over his portfolio.
Here is one shot I hadn’t seen previously. The name is “Lanake”.