Horses, Top Hats and Old Hollywood
Dressage is an ancient equestrian art developed to ensure that horses going into battle were obedient and responsive to the rider. Later it became a little-known Olympic sport (and still is). This portfolio of images presents the power, grace and elegance of dressage along with a twist of “Old Hollywood” flavor.
While photographs of the horse and rider in the ring during elite competition abound, my esthetic is more of a visual storytelling approach. I present the behind-the-scenes view such as riding to the competition in the early morning light, the coach and rider working together, the riders and horses warming up and the “rail hangers” watching it all. Climb into the frame, walk around and get a sense of the excitement, intensity and glamour of elite international dressage competition.
Ms. Waxler started her career in the areas of painting, sculpting and pottery. She was the founder and Director of the Art Studio at New Hampshire College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Fine Art, interest in photography led to coursework at New Hampshire Institute of Art and New England School of Photography. Additional coursework has been completed at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the School for The Digital Arts.
Waxler’s works have been shown, awarded and sold at multiple juried gallery exhibits including the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, The Cape Cod Art Association, The Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT, The Moose Hill Gallery in Sharon, MA, Gallery25N and the Plymouth Center for the Arts. She is a Russell Gallery Juried Artist (the gallery is located in Plymouth, MA) and an Exhibiting Member of the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT.
Additionally, her photos have been published in both print and online media in magazines such as “Chronicle of the Horse”.
Her work embraces a visual esthetic that demonstrates energy and intensity, organic, abstract shapes and vibrant colors with a twist of humor and mystery.
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