About the Book
Loaded with double-page spreads and Dave's personal commentary, chapters follow the begining for the yearlings on the horse farms of Lexington, then moves to the pre-dawn training, fan fashion, jockeys, and finaly breathtaking horse racing action on America's premier race courses, including Churchill Downs and 10 Kentucky Derbys. A must collector's book for anyone who loves horses, photography, and the Thoroughbred horse racing experience.
"I love to make pictures that invite the viewer in for a closer look." As a professional photographer since 1980 Dave has worked on assignment for such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and ESPN. Career highlights include coverage of the NFL, the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, and 12 Olympic Games. His work using strobe lighting and in particular the creative lighting technique of Lightpainting has appeared in books and projects by the National Geographic and a variety of commercial clients. He is a frequent guest lecturer and photographic workshop instructor who enjoys the process of helping people learn about photography. His web site www.daveblackphotography.com contains the monthly tutorial page Workshop at the Ranch. Over 75,000 Unique Visitors each month come and learn from Dave's instructional articles containing images with commentary.