The Block and Black Colt. Plus new prints released!

A couple of weeks ago I was in Melbourne and was looking at different stockists for Black Colt. I am proud to tell you that we have made a fabulous alliance with The Block Shop and online store. This includes a gallery offering 12 framed prints that will evolve and change over time. Another great experience was visiting the pop up shop in St Kilda, opposite this season's site The infamous Gatwick Hotel and seeing the team behind the scenes of all things design. It was great to meet the design team and see the beautiful and incredibly varied design pieces represented in store.

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From paddock to wall. Just what does "photographic fine art" involve for Black Colt?

“In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.” – Ansel Adams

People often ask me what my photographic process involves. I, myself used to wonder what made fine art different from documentary or advertising photography and it is a fine line. After many years of photographing horses and until recently printing them myself I realised that it is, for me, about the intention of the photographer and his unique take on that visual in front of him when he presses the shutter. 

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Surfing Cowboys Polo Shoot with Black Colt

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting stunning 'Archerfield Farm' in Richmond, NSW for a stud shoot. My task was to capture some of the horses that comprised half the Surfing Cowboys Polo breeding programme. Particularly the prized broodmares, their gorgeous progeny and stallion at stud. The other half of the ponies frolic about on the beaches of South Ballina, NSW in paradise. I've had the pleasure of photographing a few of them in the past, playing chukkas in the waves which looked truly stunning and incredibly fun for the initiated. Lucky ponies living the life!

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Interior trends for 2018

Getty Images and other design sites second this prediction. Our need for hyper-sensorial experiences blended with nature and the human imagination will permeate into artists’ work. This will serve as a form of escapIsm and balm to the spirit in a crazy, noisy world. Whimsy, individualism in styling and cutting edge rooms will encourage cleverness in creating a space you love. It's all about affinity. 

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Welcome to Black Colt Photography

"...With a piece of Black Colt fine art, the aim is for the viewer to have the space to interpret the work with their unique persona. We all have a narrative. Whether it's a bespoke service for a day, an emotional and/or glamorous portrait of you and your horse or a piece from my fine art collection,  the approach never changes. Horses are horses. And I share your passion for them..."

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