This latest piece of fine art showcases Zorro a 4 year old black stallion owned by Jennifer Whittaker and standing at White Hill Stud, a purpose built facility in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, UK. The stud is dedicated to breeding modern dressage and eventing horses of the highest quality. Their selective breeding program aims to produce horses with exceptional rideability, soundness and temperaments using the finest bloodlines in Europe.
‘As this is Zorro’s first season standing at stud I needed an image for promotional purposes that would stand out and be a little different. I wanted them to capture the essence of his character, personality and conformation,’ said Jennifer Whittaker.
‘I first noticed Matthew’s work a couple of years ago and loved the style of his photographs. Zorro is the epitome of a black stallion, I thought the combination of his dramatic colour along with Matthew’s unique lighting technique would create an exquisite work of art.’
‘Matthew is extremely professional and has an incredible affinity with the horse. On the day of the shoot Matthew worked quickly and precisely to achieve exactly what I requested and without any rush. Zorro really enjoyed the shoot and loved showing off! He is only 4 but Matthew managed to keep his attention the whole time and make him feel relaxed throughout.’
‘The photographs were absolutely stunning and I was over the moon with the results. The shots were exactly what I wanted and envisaged. Matthew managed to capture Zorro’s personality and provide me with specific head and conformation shots that I needed.’
‘I would definitely recommend Matthew to others and can’t wait to have him back to take photographs of the mares and foals in the summer.’