Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ex Arte Equinus

Recently Art Horse Magazine held their second International equine art competition. The competition was open to artists all over the world in catagories of painting, photography, drawing and sculpture. I had the pleasure of judging the photography segment. The criteria for the entrants were to submit photos with a traditional wet darkroom look, rather than digital art.
I chose Jayne M. Silberman's "Tail Detail" for first place for its beautiful light, sweeping lines, texture and composition.

Second place went to Porthos Walking by Sarah Van Ouwerkerk. Winners and selected works will be published in a beautiful book Jan 09.

Levita, by Marie Cobb

As an equine photographer I occasionally receive a request for images of horses that have passed on. I recently received such a request. Levita was a special mare, and partner of Francie Stirling. Levita was a KWPN mare, by the famous dressage stallion Donnerhall. Friends of Francie wanted to give her a photograph to remember Levita by for Christmas and asked for my help.

Marie Cobb, Ree Photographics