It is not too soon to be thinking about Christmas, a horse gift, a gift for a horse lover, or a little something for yourself. Cardenas: Horses And Home Gallery is simply breathtaking! This big, opulent work of art celebrates the artistry of world-renowned equine photographer Robert Vavra and his favorite models, the Andalusians of Cárdenas in Spain. Lush photographs showcase these remarkable animals in amazing settings throughout the 500-year-old Moorish estate - whether strolling majestically in the courtyard or frolicking in the ocean surf. Page after page of this stunning gallery features photos by five acclaimed photographers under the magical direction of Vavra. Also showcases images inside of the Cárdenas' home. Hardcover; 272 pages.
By glorifiying the horse in his striking images, photographer Robert Vavra has become a legend in his own right...
Robert Vavra is universally recognized as the world's premier photographs of horses. He is the author of over thirty books in ten languages. Robert Vavra's work has moved the mighty and the masses. Most of his books have never gone out of print and comprise over 2,000,000 books in existence.
Peter Ustinov called him "an alchemist with his camera". Ernest Hemingway was his friend: Princess Grace of Monaco, Yehudi Menuhin, Ustinov, Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, William Shatner and James Michener wrote his forewords. Michener says there is no better photographer. The book they did together, IBERIA, was more than a year on the NEW YORK TIMES best-seller list.
Vavra has been the subject of over fifty one-man shows in the United States and Europe. His work may be found in the collections of The Yale University Art Gallery, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Candice Bergen, Mike Nichols, Bo Derek, The Sports Illustrated Library, Jane Goodall, Leni Riefenstahl, Prince Rainier and Princess Caroline of Monaco, William Shatner, Michael Keaton, Paul Theroux, King Constantine of Greece, Peter Beard, Robert Redford, Mrs. Martin Luther King, James Stewart, The King Ranch, Norman Mailer, Charlton Heston, and the Ernest Hemingway Estate.
Vavra, who is an associate of the International Institute of Photographic Arts, spends his time between his ranch near Seville, Spain, and his camp in the Kenyan highlands.