My photograph of the gorgeous P.R.E. stallion Benedict D Beanavente (breeder - Maria Soldatova, owner - Irena Shagina), became the inspiration for a known model horse sculptor Oleg Bazhenov. The 1:12 scale model is named Rock'n'Roll.
I cannot tell you how happy the news made me, it came as a complete surprise, as I had no idea someone was working on a sculpture based on my image before it was officialy announced by the author. It's awesome that my photography can inspire other artists. Funnily, when I took the photo and showed it to Maria, she was sceptical and thought the stallion looked like a fool. But I knew straight away that this was an image I liked. And now it has gone from 2D to 4D.
Now the charismatic and stellar Benedict can take his place on the shelves of model horse collectors.
Images of the sculpure belong to Mr.Bazhenov