Author(s): Tim Flach
In his first book, award-winning photographer Tim Flach's quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an intensely moving look at an animal - as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater - whose history is so powerfully linked to our own. From exquisite Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; from the soulful gaze of a single horse's lash-lined eye to the thundering majesty of thousands of mustangs racing across the plains of Utah, Equus provides an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.
Tim Flach was born in London in 1958 and studied fine art at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design. He emerged with a fascination for photography which has since led to numerous commissions, awards, solo exhibitions, presence in permanent collections and publications around the world. He is best known for the originality that he brings to capturing animal behaviour and characteristics. In this, he is often exploring the close relationship between animals and humans, in particular how humanity imposes and reveals its ideals when trying to understand and work with animals. Equus is his first book project and has been seven years in the making.