Paying tribute to fellow artists is something that I hold dearly and that I am trying to make a regular feature on this blog.
The artist I would like to introduce today is Juliet Harrison.
Juliet is a talented photographer who, like myself, is passionate about the equine world, passionate about portraying it in black and white.
Most of the time in our world of art, fine art and photography interact, hold hands and sit along side each other.
The question has always been if photography can actually be considered as an art form?
It is the easiest medium to use but the hardest medium in which to establish a specific style, a physicality.
It is my belief that photography becomes and should be considered an art form once a photographer has established a clear footprint. Once a photographer has managed to give his or her work a signature.
Juliet Harrison’s work qualifies.
Her black and white images define her vision. A vision which she has signed and made her own. A vision through which she has found and defined her style, her footprint.
Her equine photography, as it should be, is very specific to Juliet’s vision of the equine world.
Her work is beautiful in its simplicity.
There is boldness seldom seen in equine photography making it fresh and controversial..
Black and white are her colours, light and contrast her brushes.
Her subjects are bathed in light. Juliet uses the grain like a pencil artists uses the tooth of the paper creating a clear yet mysterious touch to her work.
The effects achieved are surprising, complex yet simple. Her skillful use of light and creative perspective shows harmony and serenity. Something intangible yet memorable emanates from her work. The viewer is mesmerized, becomes lost in reverie. Horse and light collaborate, fuse together creating layers of power and harmony which are unique, which are Juliet’s footprint.
Her work bonds reality to a monochrome world where emotion, shape and shade and shadow take centre stage.
Her Landscape series is a sensitive, intimate journey displaying views of the horse’s anatomy. Layers of movement, light, contrast, lines and emotion are clear to see in “Undulating Hills” Hilltop” and “Valley”. A beautiful journey into a very private equine world.
If you would like to discover more of her work, please visit her website at http://www.lechevalthehorse.com/