The Arabian horse
Anyone who has known the "Fascination" calendar for many years will rediscover many a motif in this large-format illustrated book, but there are also many new, unique pictures to see. Let yourself be taken on a fascinating journey around the world, always in the footsteps of the Arabian horses. Whether Australia, or America, Poland or Argentina, Germany or Spain, as well as Egypt and Jordan. Everywhere, the horse photographer Gabriele Boiselle was able to capture fascinating photos of special horse personalities. This book is a tribute to the Arabian horse. It wants to be presented on a table and flipped through again and again, it wants to inspire and to enchant you …
Item number: 529
Format: 27 x 34 cm
Price: € 29.95
What is special about this book ...
When I worked on this book, it felt like traveling back in time, back to the beginning of my horse photography, as if I were going to relive all the adventures and meet the wonderful horses and people again. Over 30 years of creative work and many magic moments are manifested in this book. Of course I had to chosse some pictures that are only available as slides. When I was shooting in the red Kalahari desert in South Africa many years ago, there were no digital cameras.
Arabian horses were the trigger for my desire for horse photography and I have always stayed loyal to them. Yes, they also play a role in my private live and I have Arabian horses of my own. They still have that shimmering magic for me and are the most amazing photo models. I keep going back to Cairo to the State Stud Al Zahraa, where I was allowed to do my very first shoot, where I met th wonderful gray stallion Ibn Akthal, who danced for me in light-drenched clouds of dust and looked more like an appearance than an actual horse. Due to its simplicity, the Al Zahraa State Stud has a fascination that cannot be compared to anything else. I have seen many luxurious and noble stables, but what always shines more than the money is the horses.
I have photographed one of the most beautiful sequences of my book in Jordan with the horses of Princess Alia Al Hussein. She had the confidence to give me 6 mares and 2 stallions, 8 people and a large transporter. And a dream became true for me that I had thought of 20 years ago: to photograph Arabian horses freely in the desert.
This book shows the highlights of my life as a photographer, it makes my heart proud to be able to photograph horses so emotionally and closely. But the real shine of the pictures comes from the love I feel for these wonderful animals.
This homage to the Arabian horse was only allowed to take place in a large and impressive format. The book is dominated by the pictures, with little text. It is a bit puristic and ingeniously simple, because the horses need this space tho shine with all their beauty.