Photographer Takes Dashing Portraits of Goats and They’re Mesmerizing

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All photos property of Kevin Horan and used with permission. ©2014 Kevin Horan.

Kevin Horan is an artist who takes pictures of animals as if they are people. 

Goats seem like the perfect subject for Kevin Horan.

Horan is a decorated photographer whose portraits have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, LIFE, U.S. News & World Report, and even National Geographic.

His latest collection consists of goat portraits. And dashing portraits, they are. These goats are Horan’s neighbors in Washington and every time they would make an appearance, Horan would snap their portrait. This collection is the outcome of those neighborly goats.

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Horan says that when these goats are “treated as portrait subjects, they seem to have personalities.”

Each ungulate does seem to have its own quirk showing through their portraits. These anthropomorphic traits are what makes these photos so charming. It isn’t hard to believe how affectionate goats can be after seeing Horan’s pictures.

Horan’s collection is called “Chattel” and will be on display at the PDNB Gallery in Dallas, Texas until Aug. 27.

All photos property of Kevin Horan and used with permission. ©2014 Kevin Horan.


Photographer Takes Dashing Portraits of Goats and They’re Mesmerizing