Mark Harvey

All dressed up

Series: Equine


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All Dressed Up

An elegant image showing the neatness and precision of a plaited horses mane. Horse plaiting is traditionally where the horse’s mane is divided into sections, with each section plaited, then rolled into small balls. Plaiting and braiding dates back many centuries and was used for practical reasons, often to keep the long hair from getting caught up in harness.  As braiding and plaiting became more popular, it was used to differentiate between types of horses and the work that they did. This has carried on in a similar way to turning out a horse for the show ring. There are different types of plaits and braids required depending on the class or type of horse being exhibited.

Mark Harvey is renowned for his carefully crafted lighting and detailed animal studies. His photographic style lends a dramatic, almost sculpture-like stillness to his subjects.

His Equine series captures the dignity and beautiful lines of thoroughbred horses. Harvey uses a medium format Hasselblad camera.

The medium format approach and hi-speed flash synchronisation creates images of phenomenal detail and clarity even at the largest sizes.


Limited Edition of 15
The edition numbers are fixed to 15 prints and divided across the four print sizes.  Please note the price of the artwork will increase as the prints sell out and prices are updated on a regular basis.

C-type prints
All prints are made using a matt c-type Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper, which is a traditional silver halide colour paper produced using a wet printing process and triple washed for exceptional archival quality.

Certificate of Authenticity
Each print is provided with a unique, signed, numbered and embossed certificate of authenticity as proof of the art work’s provenance. 

Each unframed print will have a border added of 4 inches/10cm with 4.5 inches/12.5cm at the base to the print, to allow for a range of framing options. This is in addition to the print size shown.

Prints face mounted to acrylic will be flush to the image edge.

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