Piece description from the artist
I almost didn't make this photograph. My son and I noticed this curious scene while driving home from school one rainy afternoon. I didn't have my camera with me and I feared the scene would change before I could get home and grab my camera. By the time I returned the donkeys had huddled up near the house and the horse was still trying to stay dry on the porch. I was so impressed by the scene I decided to add some textures and a copper tone to the photograph. It has become one of my most recognized photographs. In fact, the owners of the horse and abandoned house contacted me shortly after to let me know they've tried for years to photograph the horse on the porch without success. This once in a lifetime photograph is still a favorite of mine.
Travis Forbear is a portrait photographer by trade, but works as a fine art photographer when ever the chance arrives. Using photographs taken in and around the areas he grew up, Travis blends imagination, childlike curiosity, and the occasional use of textures to create his art.
In 2010 one of Travis' photos, a close up of a snowflake, was featured in "Popular Photography":http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/friday-sep-10. Travis continues to live and work where only the best snowflakes can be found, in Hart, Michigan.