No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in cave drawings thousands of years ago through countless renderings in paint, clay, ink, even film. In his first book, award-winning photographer Tim Flach's quest to document the horse has resulted in "Equus", an intensely moving look at an animal - as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater - whose history is so powerfully linked to our own. From exquisite Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; from the soulful gaze of a single horse's lash-lined eye to the thundering majesty of thousands of Mustangs racing across the plains of Utah, "Equus" provides an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.
Tim Flach was born in London in 1958 and studied fine art at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design. He emerged with a fascination for photography, which has since led to numerous commissions, awards, solo exhibitions, and a presence in permanent collections and publications around the world. He is best known for the originality that he brings to capturing animal behavior and characteristics. In this, he is often exploring the close relationship between humans and animals, in particular how humanity imposes and reveals its ideals when trying to understand and work with animals.
Dogs is Tim Flach's second book. His first, Equus, was published as a standard edition in 2008, and a large-format limited edition in collaboration with renowned purveyor of luxury goods Asprey of London in 2009.