Photographing horses is something a bit new to me, I had only done it a few times with my cousin Madeleine and with my brother’s family in Småland, but never a dedicated horse photoshoot. So when I was asked if I would be interested in photographing horses, it sounded like a fun challenge. After some planning we decided that we wanted to catch the sun rising. So really early one January morning I met up with Johanna Due-Boje, Lina Dolk, Cecilia Bergåkra and Selma Klar. We drove over to Sparreholm in darkness, and arrived before sunrise to get the horses ready. Below are some of my favourite photos from the photoshoot. This project was done in collaboration with Ridsportens Innovationer (Instagram) and SAAB, check the link to learn more about their projects and collaborations with horse dressage riders.
For the second half of the photoshoot we headed out into a snow covered field. Our plan was to use smoke grenades. Horses are not big fans of the smoke, but luckily we had three very talented riders, so we managed to position them in such a way that the horses tolerated the smoke in the background.
We ended the day with some portraits by the horses in the orange sunlight.
Many thanks to Johanna, Lina, Cecilia and Selma for a fun photoshoot!
Instagram: Ridsportens innovationer, Johanna, Lina, Cecilia, Selma, Johannes
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