09-11-2009, 07:11 AM
I am looking for photos of my horse from the sale. Does anybody have any or know where I could try looking for one?
09-11-2009, 10:21 AM
I don't shoot Keeneland so I have no idea, but I'd first think about what the horse sold for and where would it be, price-wise, in the overall scheme of things, and then go to one of the magazine photographers (Anne/BH or Z/TT, etc.) to see if they happen to have the horse. There are other photographers in the area who might possibly have the horse, but you'd have to contact them directly. Maybe Matt Goins? Maybe Bill Straus? I don't know who covers those sales.
I photograph our MD sales for all the publications and what usually ends up happening is that when consignors see me coming, they know the horse I'm going to ask for is on someone's list ... either the guys with the sale company or the guy from the Times ... so I usually have a purpose before I'll photograph a horse, unless it's a scenic type shot. Those 'list' horses I do early on and then I sit around and wait until a horse who they've all totally missed comes up selling well and then I'll follow that horse back to the barn to get the standard conformation/head shots. So, breeding plus price would be the kind of horse who I might catch and I imagine it's the same way elsewhere.
You have a better chance of getting random shots of horses when they are IT sales because a lot of people will shoot the works, but not necessarily shoot every horse in the sale on an individual basis.
Sorry. Not the answer you wanted to hear, I'm sure. But your best bet is to find out who covered the sales back then.
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