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Wild Horses Photographed by Andrew McGibbon

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

For thousands of years the horse has been mankind’s closest ally. The horse made travel and development possible. We tethered, weighted and reigned them. We captured, stabled and trained them.

Ever willing, the horse was the magnificent tool of man’s ingenuity. The Horse is a beast of legend, taking on its own character, personality, emotion and mythology. However, with the advent of the steam engine the horse was made obsolete, and now they are resigned to the realm of shows and races, a world of equestrian sport, a mere shadow of the beast’s former glory.

‘All The Wild Horses’ is a tribute to the beast that has made much of what we call life possible. The images are unique and have a style to them reminiscent of the portraiture of the rich and famous. The artist has attempted, and succeeded, to show a sense of personality and emotion – sadness in some cases and pride in others.

Fine art and commercial photographer Andrew McGibbon was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is now based in Durban. Along with shooting for top brands, McGibbon spends a lot of his time doing pro bono work for local NGOs and churces addressing issues of social justice. This work, All the Wild Horses, is currently on exhibit at Fat Tuesday gallery in Durban, South Africa.

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

wild horses Andrew-McGibbon photography

  • jm

    beautiful but also very similar to Jill Greenberg’s – http://www.jillgreenberg.com/Fine-art/photos/horse#/

  • http://www.andrewmcgibbon.co.za Andrew

    I did get shown Jill’s work midway through my project and was disheartened, at first, that something similar had been done. I felt and still feel though that the energy and emotion of the two sereis are completely different even if a similar approach was used. Jill’s work is absolutely amazing so I’m glad at least to have the comparison made. Thanks for the comment.

  • carol satterfield

    Beautiful, but a couple too thin. Need more sweetfeed.

  • Jordan Tieche

    I’ve been an equestrian since I can remember, and just in this past year I began seeking my BFA in Photography and Intermedia at Western Michigan University. Most of my work has been with horses and has gradually evolved over the past semester or two. When I saw your work, all I could think about is how you blew it out of the water. I’ve been dying to find a way to get a horse in a studio or bring it to them. I would like to thank you for inspiring me to push my work this summer because there is so much that can be done!! Love your work.

  • https://bloggybloggintons.blogspot.com liz

    Beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

  • http://Potencialidades.org Tita

    Loved these pictures. I love horses, i’m from Argentina! And I find in these images all the beauty horaes have but also the strength of their joy of living, running, of nature, wind, peace and adrenaline, of being a beast but almost humans … Not every horse photographer can capture this even using same techniques. loved the look in the eyes of the 5th picture

  • michele

    hi andrew i see that you are south african ! awesome pictures , my daughter who is passionate about horses is turning 13 next month , a copy of one of your pictures would make a memorable gift , are rhey available ? many thanks

  • http://myfashionbreak.blogspot.com.es/ Esther

    Lovely creatures and you show their wild beauty and their gentle kindness. Love horses. I have a fashion blog and the other day when i was wearing a “goddess dress” for one of my post and i saw a white horse in my way back like waiting for me. It was kind of magic. Really!

  • http://www.andrewmcgibbon.co.za And

    Thanks for all the comments!

    Michele, there are a few available at Luxarchive.com, Otherwise you can email me direct. Hope that helps!

  • Mary Sloane

    I love them,

    Do you have any available for sale?

    Mary Sloane

  • Kim, DVM

    To Carol Satterfield:

    Uggh, sweet feed, the bain of the modern horse (this from a horse vet used to handling very high-level horses). They all look fine for equine athletes – the running Arab would be lean ideal for a competition, endurance horse. We don’t need any more fat horses. The photographs AND horses are perfect. Thank you Andrew McGibbon!

  • AndrewMcGibbon

    Thanks very much Kim!