Stars: Equine Portraits


Capturing the great diversity of horse personalities, with all their facets and fine characteristics.


ISBN: 9783716518564 Category:

Silvio Maraini


The photos in this volume were taken under studio-like conditions that are, however, always at the mercy of chance: Silvio Maraini photographed horses in their familiar surroundings, often in a riding hall, sometimes in a box or in the shade of a barn. Through reduced lighting, a calm, monochrome background, and the absence of a bridle or halter, the noble creature is re-moved from its everyday context. Free from distraction, the gaze is led to the important details and concentrates on what is essential in the picture – the horse and its charisma. In the eyes one means to recognize shyness, curiosity, scepticism, indifference, pride, serenity or caution. What they really feel, what they think or know remains hidden to the viewer – but it simply doesn’t seem relevant, no matter whether it’s a successful sport horse, a popular show horse or a famous breeding horse.

Additional information

Weight 1252 g
Dimensions 24.1 x 34 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 15 February 2020
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.1 x 34 cm
Weight 1252 g


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Silvio Maraini studied geophysics at ETH Zurich and currently works as proj-ect manager in the area of environmental protection. In addition, he has been active in the field of photography for more than 25 years, mostly focusing on topics off the beaten tracks. In addition to various publications, his photographs are included in several public and private collections.