Foreword by Katharine Merlin
Soulful, enigmatic, graceful, beautiful—so many words come to mind when describing a horse, but no word can capture the true essence of a horse quite like an exquisite photograph.
Acclaimed photographer Bob Tabor has spent a lifetime photographing horses and creating stunning images that are powerful, sophisticated, and emotionally resonant. Horse/Human: An Emotional Bond is a testament to his profound understanding of and respect for these magnificent animals. Tabor’s photographs are widely admired for both their emotional power and for his signature minimalistic style, which brings into focus such details as the beautiful arch of a neck, a forelock framed by inquisitive eyes, or a curved jawbone.
The colors and composition effortlessly complement the photographs; a brilliant red bridle captured on a brown and white horse; an ethereal white horse flecked with grey prancing away into the distance; or the close-up of a curvature of a horse’s spine, which is evocative of a sculpture.
Working in the animals’ natural environments, Tabor captures the essential personality of each horse in a manner typically reserved for portrait photography. His connection with the horses is evident through the horses’ soulful expressions. His uniquely poignant photographs invite viewers to connect with these majestic animals, making Horse/Human vibrant with understanding between animal and man.
Bob Tabor is a celebrated photographer whose stunning horse images are collected and admired worldwide. His respect for the strength and spirit of horses complements his technical ability to produce images that are esteemed by art critics and animal lovers alike. His work appears in galleries in New York City; Southampton, New York; East Hampton, New York; Aspen; Hong Kong; Shanghai; England; Dubai; and Peru. Tabor’s images are also found in Polo Ralph Lauren boutiques on four continents: Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Tabor is a highly respected creative director whose advertising work has won several awards, including the Clio, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of advertising and design. In addition to galleries, his work is found in private collections around the world. Tabor currently lives and works in Manhattan and East Hampton, New York.
Katharine Merlin has written the Town & Country horoscope column since 1989 and is the author of The Private Lives of the Sun Signs (Glitterati Incorporated). She has also penned numerous articles for a wide array of magazines, from Self to Sports Illustrated. Katharine has been involved with horses for the last thirty years as a rider, owner, and student. She considers horses—and all animals—to be among the guiding lights of her life and currently works as a volunteer at a local Rhode Island horse rescue. She lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
184 pages, 14 1/4 x 11 7/16 inches, hardcover with acetate jacket
104 original four-color photographs