Artist
Ida Kehoe 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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    I photograph horses in motion. My choice of subject comes from my interest in the equine world. In my relentless pursuit of the perfect image, I strive to come up with fresh and artistic ways to represent the world’s beloved animal.
    My specialty is capturing the right moment with the right light, the right angle at the right time. I aim to achieve this with a fast shutter speed.

    I believe every curve of a horse is elegant, and that they rarely make an awkward movement. I look for unusual perspectives and candid shots. I travel far and wide to meet and photograph horses in an attempt to bring their majesty to others.

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    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.

    Hear What Collectors Say About Ida's Work

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    M Phillips purchased this artwork. 1/17/2020 | 12:54 AM

    Ida, Thank you for taking such a stunning photo! It took a few tries to get the print to me without wrinkles, but it is now framed and prominently displayed in our new house in Scottsdale. We love the photo! Thank you for also sending the certificate of authenticity and the proof of limited edition. Warmly, Mary

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