“[...] Jonathan Schmidt-Ott stood in a field near Biarritz with the ocean in his ear and a camera to his eye. Six horses filled the lens. The ancient fascination guided him, and the subject looked back with an eternal gaze. The resulting seven photographs record an interspecies moment awakened to all the history and symbolism the horse now holds. Collectively, they are titled ~Vollmond (2009) because the full moon was nigh."
Fragments of the text "Precise/Approximate: Reflections on the Photography of Jonathan Schmidt-Ott" (2018) by Patrick J. Reed