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24 Piggybacking Pictorials

From Surreal Aquatic Photography to Submissive Circus Shoots

— June 21, 2012 — Fashion
In these piggybacking pictorials, a show of power is displayed over the more submissive party—most times a horse is the prop, but sometimes it is everything from another person to a puppy.

Horses are such majestic and powerful animals that it is really an impressive feat for humans to have tamed them. Riding them has always been a symbol of power—the rider has control over the animal and a hierarchy is clear. The fact that some photo shoots now have other people as the supporting base, be in it good fun (like in ‘Ultimate Piggyback Prints’) or dark S&M fashion (see ‘Submissive Circus Shoots’), may be a testament to our paradigms on power and status.

The evolution of what is and what is not acceptable in fashion editorials is an indication of the development of a more open and accepting culture.
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Prehistoric Piggyback Rides
Prehistoric Piggyback Rides
'Dinoprints' Puts Your Picture On a Dinosaur's Back
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Horse-Hugging Jockey Shoots
Horse-Hugging Jockey Shoots
The Tush #26 Dimphy Janse Issue Gets the Sport Sizzling
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Equine-Themed Expressionism
Equine-Themed Expressionism
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Horse-Hugging Photography
Horse-Hugging Photography
Leonie Purchas Captures Families Around the World
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Mechanical Horseback Workouts
Mechanical Horseback Workouts
The 'Giddyup Core Exerciser' Will Work You into a Steed
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Ultimate Piggyback Prints
Ultimate Piggyback Prints
This Diamond Coffee Campaign Keeps Your Focused
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Iconic Photo Film Promos
Iconic Photo Film Promos
Sacha Baron Cohen Mimics Gisele for “Bruno”
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Surreal Aquatic Photography
Surreal Aquatic Photography
Irene Z Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic Water World
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Horse-Drawn Photo Spreads
Horse-Drawn Photo Spreads
‘Desnuda por Central Park' in Vogue Espana is Luxurious
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Posh Piggyback Pictorials
Posh Piggyback Pictorials
The Antidote 'Beauty & the Beast' Editorial Features Carried Couture
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Western Horseback Editorials
Western Horseback Editorials
The i-D Magazine #319 2012 Arizona Muse Photoshoot is Equestrian
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Painted Derby Horses
Painted Derby Horses
Gallopalooza Season in Louisville as Racing Season Nears
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Seaside Stallion Photoshoots
Seaside Stallion Photoshoots
The C Magazine 'Wild Horses' Editorial Stars Free Spirit Erin Wasson
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Spacey Equestrian Pictorials
Spacey Equestrian Pictorials
Photographer Lina Tesch Gets Futuristic & Animalistic
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Elegant Equestrian Editorials
Elegant Equestrian Editorials
Nylon Mexico's Goodbye Horses Spread Stars Taylor Warren
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Piggyback Photoshoots
Piggyback Photoshoots
The Martha Streck WestEast Magazine Spread Takes a Ride Through Bold Colors
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Black Horse Burlesque Spreads
Black Horse Burlesque Spreads
The Dita Von Teese Double Exposure Spread is Beautifully Elegant
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Swimwear Equestorials
Swimwear Equestorials
The Zerefino Spring 2010 Lookbook is Shot on Horseback
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Sun-Kissed Equitorials
Sun-Kissed Equitorials
This Marie Claire Nathalie Edenberg Spread is an Elegant Ride
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Ebony Equestrian Editorials
Ebony Equestrian Editorials
Boots & Saddles by Mark Segal has a Dark and Divine Disposition
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Submissive Circus Shoots
Submissive Circus Shoots
'Cirque Noir' from Cameron Ballensky Requires a Safety Word to View
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Sensual Cowgirl Shoots
Sensual Cowgirl Shoots
The Ultra Hot Fashion Tale Magazine AW 2010 Spread by Jimmy Backius
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Female Celebrity Retrospectives
Female Celebrity Retrospectives
'The Vanity Fair Spotlights: Women' Special Edition Flashback
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Elegant Equestrian Photography
Elegant Equestrian Photography
'Affinites' Featuring Martha Streck Grazes Gorgeously
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