I am a senior in high school and where most seniors taking AP art classes are finishing up their college portfolio, I never even chose my concentration because I opted not to take art freshman year. However, I am in the honors class that is generally for juniors, and they are choosing their concentrations for their portfolio's next year.
Listening to their brainstorming made me want to make a small portfolio of my own, simply to have projects to due in my spare time, so I jotted down some ideas and came up with one I really liked: Hunters Through the Decades.
Here's where I am hoping some of you could help me: I am looking for photos of top hunters through the decades. I wasn't sure where to start, I was thinking 60's or 70's, and I'm not sure how many I will do per decade, that would depend on how many I can find for each, since I'd like them to be equal. I'd like to do at least two per decade, up through present day, so 2011-2013 would be the last bracket I do.
If any of you have photos that you might be able to send to me (via PM or posting) I'd greatly appreciate it! Also, any suggestions of horses to look up if you think they fit the bill. I know I definitely want to include Rox Dene and Ozcar, but other than that I'll admit I don't know many! Any help is greatly appreiated, and I'll be posting the finished projects as I complete them for sure.
Those pictures are fabulous! I am pleased that Cap and Gown, whom I mentioned earlier, is pictured. (I also noticed an error: the caption under the picture of Greg Best and Gem Twist states that they won team and individual gold at the 1988 Olympics. I believe those medals were silver.) The picture of Bill Steinkraus is gorgeous.
Anyone notice the ditch in the 1950s collection?
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thanks for those links, Rel6. I knew the Chronicle put those pictures up but I was having trouble finding them. Bookmarked it!
Dewey, I have that book. I'll take a look through it later, I completely forgot about it, it has some gorgeous pictures in there.
Took a look at the "Equestrians from Back in the Day" FB and found some great pictures to use! Starting to get a collection going for each decade. Feel free to keep the name suggestions coming through, if you have a favorite horse you feel should be included. Really excited to start this project.