Equine photography meets fine art and creates "Equiscapes".
Silly questions: sure you do, we all do!
This is the beauty with blogging you can discreetly, without total chaos, turn back time...!
Today, I am grabbing time by the collar and reintroducing you to fellow artist Juliet Harrison.
Many of you may recall last years post focusing on Juliet's work. Unfortunately, it was way back before I had understood the important basics when posting on a blog.
I wrote my review and did not label or illustrate it ... say no more!
So without further ado, here is the new improved version, which will no doubt leave a longer lasting impression...
Paying tribute to fellow artists is something that I hold dearly and that I am trying to make into a regular feature of on Black on Grey on White.
Juliet is a talented photographer who, like myself, is passionate about the equine world, passionate about portraying it in black and white.
"Tony my Peace" by Juliet Harrison
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.
"Windswept" by Juliet Harrison
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.
She uses light effects to highlight shapes and frame movements. Works such as “At the Pull”, “Tony my Peace” or “Rhapsody in White” have this edge, this harmonious focus on reality.
"At the Pull" by Juliet Harrison
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.
"Rhapsody in White" by Juliet Harrison
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, create layers of power and harmony which are unique. A power and a harmony which are Juliet’s footprint.
Her work bonds reality to a monochrome world where emotion, shape, shade and shadow take centre stage.
Her Equiscapes are all beautiful individual journeys into a very private equine world. Sensitive, intimate journeys displaying new views and unusual angles of the horse’s anatomy.
Layers of movement, light, contrast, lines and emotion are clear to see in “Glacial Edge” "Waterfall” and “River-Bed in Winter”...they are stunning!
Enjoy the following chosen pieces.
They trully define Juliet's footprint and describe what I may have failed to in words...
“Glacial Edge” by Juliet Harrison