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. Breidenbach lives in New York with her family, horses, and dogs.