View Full Version : But why the long face?

04-09-2009, 03:39 PM
The mane attraction

Pictures of horses sporting elaborately styled hair extensions are proving an unlikely internet sensation.

Photographer Julian Wolkenstein, 36, hit on the idea of experimenting with horses' hair during a chat with a friend.

"The idea for these images came from a discussion with a friend who said, 'Hey wouldn't it be fun to shoot horses with big hair?'," he said.

Sydney-born Mr Wolkenstein teamed up with hair-stylist Acacio da Silva to whip the horses into shape, reports the Daily Telegraph.

"Each horse took around four hours to groom, with hair extensions being added by Acacio, and then when they were presented in front of the camera's and lights they would shake their heads, give a neigh and then ruffle up their hair," he said.

"To get them just right, with their hair all set and standing to attention was a bit of a battle. But the horses loved the grooming. The lights and camera, well, they were less taken with that."

The unusual images have proved an internet hit, with thousands logging on to his website - www.julianwolkenstein.com - to view the photographs.


Sarah Jessica? Is that really you?;)

04-09-2009, 05:08 PM
Sarah Jessica? Is that really you?;)

But it looks totally photo shopped to me.

finn's mom
04-09-2009, 05:14 PM
That's fun. Just like Wegman's Weimaraners. Cool. :)

04-09-2009, 05:17 PM
:) Neat pics = however I will agree = looks like photo shopped..

04-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Why would you want to gild a lilly?? I like horses as is.:)