A pony rescued from a kill pen inwards the United States of America has taken center phase inwards a photograph shoot past times fine fine art lensman Ramon Casares.
Coconut, at 1 time five, features inwards the spectacular images in Casares’ trademark chiaroscuro style, designed to immortalize the journeying of this equine in addition to her rescuers. (Chiaroscuro is the move of potent contrasts betwixt lite in addition to dark.)
She was rescued from a kill pen inwards 2017 past times Pamela Flanagan in addition to Rob Journayvaz. Both are polo players in addition to enthusiasts, in addition to sent the so feral Coconut to their unopen friend in addition to trainer Jillian DeGeorge, who they give the nigh credit for turning Coco into the sweetness in addition to playful pony she is today. Recently started nether saddle, Coconut’s preparation has focused on the polo basics, so that she may transfer that cognition to her immature riders. Flanagan, who is every bit good an attorney, has made rescuing equines a passion to compliment her honey for polo. Over the past times year, Coconut has evolved from sensitive in addition to skittish to trusting in addition to brave, which is emphasised inwards her portraits.
Casares’ stunning images, photographed so that she is the solely rootage of lite in addition to detail, smooth every bit vivid every bit this niggling pony’s future.
Coconut has every bit good learned a few tricks along the rescue journey, including how to bow. As a plumbing fixtures appear of her gratitude to her rescuers, Casares captured this pony’s bow inwards his typical fashion: alongside fine art in addition to illumination.
Coconut’s shoot alongside Casares follows inwards a long trace of piece of job of rescued wild fauna in addition to sport Equus caballus portraits that stimulate got defined his work. Building on influences from his background every bit a native of Argentine Republic in addition to career every bit an exotic animate beingness caregiver at the country’s largest zoo, Casares expanded his photographic talents to include all species of creature, from human in addition to equine to possum in addition to crocodile. He has photographed animals from nearly every phylum, class, in addition to club inwards the animate beingness kingdom.
But despite his passion for the horses in addition to traditional commissioned work, Casares’s portrait-style images of nature’s rarest in addition to nigh mutual species are the artist’s truthful accomplishment in addition to calling card, along alongside his trademark fashion devoid of background distractions in addition to illuminated to special each whisker, feather, or scale. Casares captures an essence alongside each icon that underscores his ain passion in addition to vision every bit a lensman in addition to conservationist.
During the development of his photographic career, he began to view wild fauna rescues to document the plight of their patients. Realizing his images could generate back upward in addition to awareness for those injured in addition to recuperating commonplace species, every bit good every bit those who are inwards danger of extinction, Casares embarked on a mission to unite his talent for photography alongside his passion for conservation. The oversized fine fine art majority Broken was the result.
Broken is the lastly production of 3 years of photography, the resilience of each animal, in addition to the selfless efforts of their rescuers. In the oversized book, the saga of each animate beingness is told beside their stunning in addition to emotionally evocative images alongside the destination of bringing awareness to their fighting in addition to rehabilitation.
Casares intends to expand the Broken: Rescued Wildlife Fine Art Project to multiple countries in addition to continents to maximize awareness in addition to resources for endangered wildlife.