Come see the beautiful, life-size equine photography by Shelli Breidenbach now on view every day in our tasting room. Shelli's work is special to Wölffer Estate Vineyard, as many of the horses in her photos are those that our White Horse wines are named for, including Noblesse Oblige, shown here, whose name graces our sparkling rosé. Each limited-edition print is available for sale; please ask for details of the works on display when you visit our main winery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Shelli Breidenbach is celebrated worldwide for her photographs. Her statuesque and commanding equestrian images reflect the aesthetic beauty, grace and strength that each horse possesses.
Breidenbach’s radiant life-size portrait collection blends full-body images with close-up, abstract body parts. She theatrically poses her subjects against black, white and brilliantly colored canvas backgrounds. While shooting, she is able to develop a relationship with the horse, a skill that very few photographers have been able to achieve. It is this intimacy that allows her to reach an entirely different level of beauty and artistry.
When printed on canvas, and stretched over wooden stretcher bars, her images can resemble a modern oil painting. When printed on fiber paper or utilizing the platinum printing process, her images have a more traditional feel of fine art works on paper.
Despite her extremely rigorous shooting schedule, Breidenbach is passionate about helping charities through her art. She has contributed her photography and time to the Panther Ridge Sanctuary, the Equestrian Aid Foundation, the ASPCA, and the Robin Hood Foundation.
A sampling of her work can be viewed at www.shellibreidenbach.com. Included on the site are the new radiant images from her sensually feminine “Shell” series. There is also a video produced by Breidenbach entitled “The Moment”, which gives further insight into the passion and emotion that emanates from her work.
Breidenbach lives in New York with her family, horses, and dogs.