In renowned photographer Mary McCartney's largest body of work to date, she pays tribute to the extraordinary beauty of one particular white stallion, her Alejandro. These portraits show Alejandro in the idyllic countryside of Sussex where McCartney grew up. Using a medium-format camera for formal portraits as well as 35mm and smartphone cameras for candid shots, she profiles equestrian life both on and off the saddle, during the course of a year.
These intimate pictures convey the special relationship between horse and rider and underline the profound connection that binds people to these majestic animals. The reader is taken through an ever-changing vista of lush green meadows, dappled forest trails, and nighttime forests, often using the unique perspective of a mounted rider to afford us the most compelling views.