Zenyatta, The American Thoroughbred
A journey of a lifetime
The artist offers a rare handmade print of Zenyatta when purchasing the “American Thoroughbred” book. See below for details.
I often think back on the making of American Thoroughbred. I miss the quiet nights I spent under the stars in Kentucky. Listening to the sounds of nature as I lay in my tent thinking about the next day’s photography session. I feel so fortunate to have dedicated a part of my life to documenting these incredible beautiful creatures. There are few things greater than to have the freedom to work on your dream, and feel a great sense of pride and gratitude upon completion.
Since American Thoroughbred, I have started numerous projects that have stopped as quickly as they have started. I find myself wondering if I will ever find the intensity and passion I had when working on American Thoroughbred. It just felt so completely simple and honest. I have been searching for that feeling again. I believe the moment finds you, and searching is hopeful but rarely fruitful.
The day I met Zenyatta was a special day. By the time I had the chance to photograph her my lens had been in front of the most famous thoroughbreds of our life time. None had struck me the way Zenyatta did. I remember her walking around the corner of my back drop. She was like no other Thoroughbred I had seen. She was sophisticated, gracious and confident. More than anything I felt a connection that is hard to describe. I was emotionally connected to her from first sight. I understood her, I could feel her, we were communicating. Above all she gave so much love, that feeling will be with me always.
The strange thing was that as I was working on American Thoroughbred, I was often asked “When will you be finished”. I would always respond with the same answer “when I know it’s over”. I remember the exact moment I knew it was over, it was the very last time my shutter clicked when photographing Zenyatta. I knew what I had on that roll of film said it all, there was nothing left to say. I can recall the precise moment; the camera fell to my side, I turned away and handed the camera to my assistant and said “it’s finished”. I felt a sense of sadness as I said those words, I was never happy to have finished, I never wanted it to be over.
I am forever grateful to the Moss family and all the supporters of Zenyatta. Your generosity and kind words are with me.
Receive a handmade 8×10” silver gelatin print.
The artist notes it is important to return the gift back to the supporters of Zenyatta. His fine art prints in the American Thoroughbred collection are often out of reach for many people. The artist is pleased to offer the following gift to Zenyatta supporters.
For a purchase of the “American Thoroughbred” book, the buyer shall receive a handmade 8×10” silver gelatin print. The prints are handmade by the artist in his darkroom. This is a rare opportunity to own a print from the collection. It will be of the print that led the launch of the book. This photograph in its own right is becoming the most coveted of all the prints in the collection.
To receive a print you will need to send your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org. All purchases must be done through twinpalms.com. Include your proof of purchase (email receipt of your order), name and address of where the print is to be shipped to.
The offer is limited while stocks last.
Purchase the book here to qualify: https://twinpalms.com/books-artists/american-thoroughbred/
For more information about the artist you can visit the gallery’s website representing Mr. Latham’s work: http://www.stevenkasher.com/exhibitions/neil-latham-american-thoroughbred