Bob Tabor avec Polo: Equine Warriors
'Polo: Equine Warriors' is a stunning coffee table photography book that brings to life the inner psyche of the polo pony. Trained and bred for courage, strength, speed and agility, polo ponies also maintain an incredible beauty and elegance. Freeing themselves from the herd mentality, these animals transform into individual, responsive athletes, no longer a part of the pack like their ancestors. Understand how they evolve into highly competitive beings willing to crash into other horses, unafraid of a ball speeding along at 110 miles per hour or mallets swinging past their heads. These trained athletes have been captured in photographs stylised in a way never seen before in print. By taking the fine art of watercolour paint and combining it with graphic print techniques the reader is immersed in an exciting, emotional experience. Renowned polo players, trainers, psychologists and handlers, have all written insightful short essays on the equine polo warrior.
Bob Tabor's work is a stunning juxtaposition of renaissance sculpture and modern graphic sensibility. It is romantic, emotionally intense and technically refined. Bob spent most of his life at the very top of the advertising world. He honed his graphic sensibility working with the world's best graphic designers, and his photographic skills working with the best photographers and directors. Bob's horse photos are currently showcased in Polo Ralph Lauren Home showrooms as well as Polo Ralph Lauren retail stores on four continents. His work is in private collections and galleries worldwide, and he is available for portrait commissions.