Horsing Around With Herb Ritts and Snapseed


A weekend trip to Massachusetts produced two chance encounters: happening upon the Herb Ritts show at the MFA,  then driving north to Good Harbor beach and arriving just in time to watch some ponies kicking up their heels after a long snowy winter indoors.

Back at home, these two experiences bounced around in my brain. Going over my shots from the beach, I decided to have a go at styling my pony photos in an homage to Mr. Ritts. I relied on my favorite app of the moment, Snapseed, to get the effect I wanted: high contrast, high drama, almost blown out, halo-ed whites, and saturated cobalt blues with a frame suggesting a Polaroid wet effect to complete the photo shoot look.