War Horse

Photograph by

Jane Donnelly

About this image


The Friesian horse originates in the Netherlands. In the Middle Ages, its ancestors were in demand as their size enabled them to carry a knight in full armour into battle.

Part of a series for my BA Photography at Glasgow City College and inspired by the French photographer Yann Arthus–Bertrand, I constructed a large canvas background and took the studio out to the farmyard. Using two Bowens Gemini 500 lights with soft boxes, and a Sony Alpha 700 camera, I captured this image with the background hung on the side of a shed.