Pureblood Reflections by Peter Muller
USPREBA friend and acclaimed European photographer whose genius transcends the lens of a camera, Peter Müller has just been featured at yet another successful exhibition in Madrid. His stunning photographic series now forms a touring exhibition entitled “Pureblood Reflections” which has already traveled Spain to Istanbul, Qatar and recently, Switzerland.
“ I am fascinated with the P.R.E. horse,” muses Peter, who was born in Switzerland and studied architecture and fine arts in Zürich. “My priority is to communicate the basic message which is the parallel between the Spanish pureblood horse and art, which has been portrayed by such great masters as Velazquez, Goya, Rubens, Botticelli, Van Dyck, Carpaccio, Franz Marc and August Macke,” he explains. “For this project, we researched classic and modern paintings in the major museums in Madrid. We were given special permission to photograph these priceless works, print them in giant form and use them as backgrounds for flesh-and-blood horses, some of which were bred by my friend and colleague Alvaro Domecq. They are extraordinary animals. ”
Peter’s passion for melding his artistry with Spain’s equestrian heritage found full expression in another exceptional project. “I have also had the wonderful opportunity of working with Alvaro Domecq on a four-year project to photograph the workings of his estate, Las Alburejos, near Jerez, for a book entitled “ España Por Dentro ” (“ Spain Inside ”)”, says Müller. The book was awarded the Art Directors Club of Europe Award.
An internationally acclaimed advertising photographer, Peter has executed major campaigns for a wide-ranging list of clients including Coca-Cola, De Beers, Smirnoff, Credit Suisse, Rolex, Spain’s National Tourist Board, Iberia Airlines and more. His magazine shoots have been featured from Vogue to Playboy. Though honored with numerous awards in his career, Peter admits that his biggest passion is horses.
USPREBA Members and friends interested in hosting the Pureblood Reflections exhibition in the United States should write to USPREBA@gmail.com or ExecutiveDirector@USPREBA.com .
Exposición Peter Müller Peter San Isidro 2013 from PETER MÜLLER on Vimeo.