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Engela Gobregts’s Equine Photography

My passion for horses and photography stems from my childhood. My two sisters and I grew up with our own horses in South Africa and since a very early age we’ve had the privilege of owning and getting to know Arabian Horses. To me the Arabian, symbolizes spirituality, intuitivity, sensitivity, freedom, power, commitment, sensuality, beauty, courage and agility amongst other things. Nowadays my sister and brother-in-law breed and train Arabian Horses on their stud farm, Saruk Arabians, where I am privileged to spend precious time with these magnificent creatures. It is here where I take most of my photographs of horses.

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Horses inspire my imagination and creativity. They give me goals, hope and help me to fulfil my dreams. Horses teach me about my own emotions and intuitive abilities. For me, being around horses is about mindfulness and simplicity in life. When I am in touch with horses I am most encouraged and this is the time when my spiritual connection with all of life and the world around me is most enhanced. I feel a special connection with Arabian Horses.

I can feel them speak to my soul. This deep connection is impossible to put into words but I try to capture a sense of that with my camera, together with my printing techniques, especially the black and white analog hand printing for which I have a great passion. Recently I have started to explore the world of digital photography too.

I hope that you will be able to sense and experience a bit of that spirit which I am trying to capture in my images. Enjoy!

 

AWARDS

2008-2009
2 images in the Ex Arte Equinus II show presented by Art Horse Magazine
Gentle Closeness and Connection  appear in online show and in Ex Arte Book
www.arthorsemagazine.com/exarte2/gallery_photos2.html

2009
1 Honorable Mention in the Amateur Art Division of The Equine Ideal Online Spring 2009 Photography Contest organised by The Equine Photographers Network
Window to the Soul appears in the online show
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners6.asp?cat_id=78

2010
1 Honorable Mention in the Amateur Head Study Division of The Equine Ideal Online 2010 Photography Contest organised by The Equine Photographers Network
Another Three Mares on the Look-out  appears in the online show
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners7.asp?cat_id=88

2011
2 images in the Ex Arte Equinus V show presented by Art Horse Magazine
Feathersoft Arabian Motion 2011 (Photography) and 
Closeness III (Digital Art)  
Both images appear in online show and in Ex Arte Book
www.arthorsemagazine.com/exarte5/gallery_photography5.html
www.arthorsemagazine.com/exarte5/gallery_digital5.html

2012-2013
2 images in the Ex Arte Equinus VI show presented by Art Horse Magazine
5 th place for Brothers Bonding (Photography) and 
a place in show for Ethereal Evening Walk (Photography)  
Both images appear in online show and in Ex Arte Book
www.arthorsemagazine.com/exarte6/gallery_photography6.html

6 images in various divisions of The Equine Ideal Online Winter 2013 Photography Contest organised by The Equine Photographers Network
Honorable Mention for Bonding (Amateur Horse Human Bond) 
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners2013.asp?cat_id=142

5th place for Mare and Foal Bonding (Black and White) 
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners2013.asp?cat_id=147

3rd place for Ethereal Evening Walk (Amateur Artistic) 
Honorable Mention for Morning Greeting (Amateur Artistic)
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners2013.asp?cat_id=148

2nd place for Feathersoft Arabian Motion (Amateur Details)
Honorable Mention for Embracement (Amateur Details)
www.equinephotocontest.com/winners2013.asp?cat_id=149

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