Portraits by Bob Tabor
Polo: Equine Warriors is a stunning coffee table photography book that brings to life the inner psyche of the polo pony. Trained and bred for courage, strength, speed, and agility, polo ponies also maintain an incredible beauty and elegance. Freeing themselves from the herd mentality, these animals transform into individual responsive athletes, no longer a part of the pack like their ancestors. Understand how they evolve into highly competitive beings willing to crash into other horses, unafraid of a ball speeding along at 110 miles per hour or mallets swinging past their heads. These trained athletes have been captured in photographs stylized in a way never seen before in print. By taking the fine art of water color paint and combining it with graphic print techniques the reader is immersed in an exciting, emotional experience. The book is $65.00 and 132 pages long. It is available through Antiques Collector’s Club: antiquecollectorsclub.com/us.
Editor’s Note: This book has a lot of visual impact. I am not familiar with polo, or the horses bred for it. I actually wanted more text to gain a deeper understanding of the sport. It is primarily a book of portraits, by a master photographer.
Published September 2013 Issue
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