Fine Art Print
2019, Limited Edition of 7
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
Galloping Merens stallion. Rich, shining coat against a stunning black backdrop. "Merens horse is known for its elegance, and in 2005 was ranked as one of the 23 most beautiful horse breeds by the French magazine Cheval Pratique," explains Ida. "The general appearance of a Merens is strong and compact, with energetic movement. The coat is always black, but may have a reddish cast during the winter."
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.