Framed Fine Art PrintNew
2019, Limited Edition of 7
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
A Friesian stallion looks directly at the viewer, his powerful form highlighted by the afternoon sun. Beautiful horse of the northern Netherlands. Friesians are know for their incredibly long manes and tails, and originally bred in the middle ages as war horses because of their size, strength and grace. Today, these stunning animals are more commonly used in harness and under saddle in the field of dressage.
Due to the high contrast and movement within this photograph, there is some inherent grain to the image. This is an intentional part of Ida's photographic process. It will appear in all sizes of the piece, but will be more apparent when printed at larger sizes.
Lloyd Harbor, New York
Artist Ida Kehoe is extremely passionate about photographing horses to reveal their majesty, grace and form. She searches out various breeders in Florida, as well as in far off locations in Portugal, Spain and France, to find her equine subjects. Once on location, Ida spends time to observe the horses before taking the picture. "I like to study them first, I like to sit in the field and watch them in their environment, watch them interact with each other and decide on a composition," she explains. From there, Ida works to select a location with a complementary backdrop and sets up ropes to guide the horses where she wants them to run. She plans as much as she can, although she says there is an element of unpredictability that sometimes leads to an evolution of her shot plan. For her portraits on black backgrounds, she photographs her subjects in a barn against a huge black screen, utilizing natural lighting through the doors and windows or setting up spotlights to add drama. Ida’s extensive knowledge of photography stems from her day job as an MRI technician in a hospital radiology department. She first learned darkroom chemistry studying X-ray technology, and now she furthers her artistic practice with private instruction.