Published as an online piece (May/2015) for The Scout Guide Equestrian, this article focuses on the iconic Girth Purse by Oughton Limited, through the lens of craftsmanship, provenance, and buying with intention.
"Consumer culture in the 21st century has changed greatly and, in many ways, it hasn't been kind to the concept of craftsmanship. It is easy, you see, to create something that looks good on the Internet, something that can rack up a few hundred, maybe even thousand, 'likes.' What's more difficult is to create something that really is good - something beautiful, useful, and most importantly... lasts."
Written for Virginia-based lifestyle publisher The Scout Guide, this online piece (July/2015) profiles equine fine art photographer Leon Steele and his experience shooting the famed retired racehorse Evening Attire at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue.
"Leon Steele's equine work focuses on the inherent dignity of the horse, and recalls the style of the English horse portrait painters of the 1700′s and early eighteenth century. With a long career in studio work, the character of the horses and rhythms of farm life provide an artistic influence that marry beautifully with his consummate technical skills."
Written for the award-winning print magazine Equestrian Quarterly, this piece (Summer/2013) details the discovery of German brand Manifattura Valor.
"From the epicenter of fashion, Manifattura Valor creates couture-quality horsewear imbued with the traditional crafts and materials of the Italian Alps. In fact, Valor may be the only collection of horse blankets, saddle pads, and halters in the world to possess such a distinctive terroir of their handcrafted origin."
Written for the award-winning Horse & Style Magazine, this piece (April-May/2012) delivers a tour of the sprawling and cutting edge Wild Turkey Farm horse breeding and training facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.
"An Oregon terroir is evident in the barns' display of traditional Pacific Northwest architecture. On the exterior, the massive timber and field stone construction, punctuated with sharp, windowed peaks echo the local materials and Arts and Crafts lines of the iconic timberline lodge on nearby Mt. Hood."
Written for award winning print magazine Equestrian Quarterly, this piece (Winter/2013) is a guide to the iconic barn jacket, both fashionable and functional.
"In recent years, the chic appeal of the sporting life has become a favorite look amongst fashion trendsetters. A certain stylish princess is often photographed strolling in her Barbour jacket and Kate Moss, ever the iconoclast, never does Glastonbury with out her Hunter boots."