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Icelandic Horses Straight from a Fairytale

Edited By: Sheldon O'Riley

 There is a mystical quality about snow and ice, which is what makes Iceland such a charismatic country. Drew Doggett, a photographer based in New York, managed to capture some of this magic when photographing the wild horses that roam the island.

 

Doggett was consistently surrounded by artistic muses, lodged on a farm with hundreds of horses. However, he found inspiration not only from the environment but also from a more unlikely source – folklore tales. You don’t need to be an art critic to see how the story of Odin’s spirit animal, the eight-legged horse Sleipnir, sparked Doggett’s imagination. In fact, there are some who believe that these enchanting horses are the real-life descendants of the mythical creature.

For this photoshoot, Doggett decided to stray from his usual black and white medium and chose to shoot in color. He says that “the light created brilliant hues that added a sublime texture to the entire series. Couple with the contrast between the landscape and the horses, I knew this body of work demanded color.”

Take a look at Doggett’s enchanting photos below.

 
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Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses

 

Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
 
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses

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