Wiebke Haas grew up loving horses. The German photographer says she was one of those typical “horse girls” with a passion for horses and dreams of a career that would let her work closely with the majestic animals.
Having a love of photography, she spent 3 years learning to become an official certificated photographer before she took the risk of self-employment.
I’m certainly glad she did, because her horse photographs are absolutely stunning.
“My intention is to make the viewer look at an image over and over again,” she says of her pictures. Something I think you will agree she has accomplished when you look at her photos below.
Wiebke always studies up on the horse breeds and riding styles before a photo session so that she is well versed in the horse she will be photographing.
She also asks the horse’s owner about the individual horse’s personality and behavior as to better interact with them.
She takes her “studio” to the barn, setting up a huge black blanket as a backdrop.
She lets the horses get familiar with the surroundings before photographing them.
It can take her up to three days to get the picture she has in mind.
She also goes outside for photo shoots to capture horses interacting with their natural surroundings.
Still, she enjoys the intimacy of the studio photos, which allow her to capture the grace, majesty and personality of the horses.
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