Ripley, is an artist of creative vision. A creator of large-scale works accomplished through the use of ultra high-resolution digital photography, combined with extensive work in post-production.
Capturing your thoroughbred horse in artistic hyper-realism is a wonderful way to immortalize your beloved animal.
Through Ripley’s work as a fine art photographer and artist, he creates images of unprecedented detail and clarity – a new concept in the way thoroughbred racehorses are represented and visualised. His creative vision is not simply that of an artistic interpretation of a racehorse, but it is actually the racehorse and incorporated elements of the natural or urban landscape. The images he creates are composed in a manner that recalls classical equine art. His work involves artistic applications which cannot be gleaned from the imagination. The form of concept and execution all lend to the exceptional final outcome. He has a precise manner of working from the location to the lighting all making for the ideal circumstances for the best image and final product. The light has to be perfect in each element photographed before work can even start. The photographs of the thoroughbred are taken in its own environment, whether at the training yard or stud farm, allowing for a relaxed and stress free experience with familiar handlers and surroundings, excellent for the animal and natural lighting, excellent for the photograph. The background elements can be skies, landscapes, cityscapes, abstract surfaces and architectural features. These are all photographed separately and may derive from anywhere in the world. State-of-the-art photographic equipment is used, capable of between 50 to 200 megapixel resolution at 16 bit; which not only produces the finest image quality currently available but allows for the creation of large-scale works whose detail can be seen under the closest scrutiny. The final image is crafted through extensive retouching with painstaking attention to detail; every section of the image is hand-painted using blending, lighting and redrawing techniques developed over many years, all combined to create a very distinctive artistic statement and highly realistic imagery.