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Not all art has to have a bigger meaning. Award-winning photographer Julian Wolkenstein decided he wanted to make supermodels out of the beauties in the equestrian world. Along with a friend in advertising, Wolkenstein began experimenting with horses’ hair and then shot their portraits. Prominent hair-stylist Acacio da Silva came into the picture to help choose appropriate locks to coincide with each horses’ overall look. Each horse took a full day to shoot!

The photographer told one magazine, “Each horse took around four hours to groom, with hair extensions being added by Acacio, and then when they were presented in front of the camera’s and lights they would shake their heads, give a neigh and then ruffle up their hair. To get them just right, with their hair all set and standing to attention was a bit of a battle. But the horses loved the grooming.”

www.julianwolkenstein.com

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