Captivating Photo Series Captures The Beauty Of Icelandic Horses
There’s a mystical quality about snow and ice. This is perhaps what makes Iceland such an enchanting location. Drew Doggett, a New York City-based photographer and filmmaker, captured a sliver of this magic in his photo series ‘In the Realm of Legends,’ which documented the wild horses which rove the island.
Doggett was perpetually surrounded by artistic muses, lodged on a farm with hundreds of horses. Nevertheless, he was inspired not only by his environment but also by a more unlikely source – folklore tales. It does not take an art critic to understand how the story of the mythological god, Odin’s, spirit animal, the eight-legged Icelandic horse Sleipnir, fueled the photographer’s imagination. In fact, some people believe that these beautiful horses are the “real-world” descendants of the mythical creature.
For his series, Doggett strayed from his usual black and white medium and decided to shoot in color. “The light created brilliant hues that added a sublime texture to the entire series,” he told My Modern Met, “Coupled with the contrast between the landscape and the horses, I knew this body of work demanded color.”
Scroll down to see Dogett’s enchanting pictures of these wild horses!