Ponies with Weaves! From Photographer Julian Wolkenstein:
Below is an exerpt from Julian’s interview with The F-Stop:
Wolkenstein: I worked with a great hair person who is based in Berlin and we talked about his hair and how it was going to work. One of the things we learned from the test shoot is that a horse’s head is incredibly big and you just need buckets and buckets of hair extensions, double or triple what you think. The stylist scoured London for all of these hair extensions. I braided the horse’s hair and used colored beads in it. Some of this was done before hand, but most was done on the actual day of the shoot.
F STOP: How long did it take to get all these hair extensions?
Wolkenstein: The hair work on each horse was about four to five hours.
The horse absolutely adored having been groomed and being played with.
While Casio, the hair and makeup artist, was freezing in a barn, the rest of the crew was setting up lights and trying to figure out how to shoot outside on the frozen ground. It was a fun day. What would normally happen with these horses is that they had all the grooming done and I’d go back and forth to the barn, where we’re dong the hair, and make comments and then come back later to change a few things. As soon as we were just about ready to shoot, we had all the lights and stuff ready to go, the horse shook its head and the hair flew everywhere. We lost another half hour putting it back together again. So yeah, never work with children or animals.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Visit other works by Julian Wolkensetin here.