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Horse Tales (1 sur 8)

 

 

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For Thierry Poussard, the ears are the most important feature in a horse.  Before he starts to photograph he listens to the horse to connect and to be accepted.

 

Where are you from?

 

I’m a French photographer born in Paris.

 

 When and why did you start to photograph horses?

 

I’ve been a horse lover and a horse rider before having my first camera, so the two passions met naturally.

 

 What is so captivating about them?

 

First of all I do love spending time with horses, so photography is both a pretext and a consequence.

What’s the biggest challenge in photographing horses?

 

I never felt shooting horses as a challenge, but I would quote Henri Cartier-Bresson who aimed “l’instant décisif”.

 

You seem to have “a conversation” with the horses when you’re photographing, is that so?

 

I need to introduce me to the horses before anything else, even when I plan to ride them or if I just want to touch them, I take time to connect and beeing accepted. Then, I can play with curiosity or with acceptance and confidence.

“I do love spending time with horses, so photography is both a pretext and a consequence.”

 

Your favorite equestrian motives – and why?

 

I realised that I often focus on ears… cause it’s part of my connection with them, part of what they express.

 

Your favorite shoot ?

 

No favorite, all are significant for me.

 

Why polo? What is the attraction?

 

 

Once I’ve been told: “If you like horses, if you like esthetism in photography you must try Polo”. I did.

 

What clubs or countries did you enjoy the most?

 

The one I haven’t visited yet: Argentina !

 

What would you like to do in the future?

 

I would continue to meet new places, new horses… my way.

 

www.thierrypoussard.com

 

CA.