24.01.12 by Jeff

Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere
“The Girl With 7 Horses”, photos by Ulrika Kestere.

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

The Girl With 7 Horses photos by Ulrika Kestere

“Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginative horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn’t weigh much). The girl was devistated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes.”

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Cool work!

  • ohmygod.
    amazing.
    these are so beautiful! and inspiring.
    thanks for a day-changing post.

  • mariana

    great work

  • Klara

    Just wow! Love them, never seen anything like this!

  • lapetitefaon

    these are so lovely in all their whimsy! I love the colors in the second to last, the setting, how the horse is laid out, how her skirt is blowing in the wind, the entire thing is PERFECTION

  • Lindsey

    reminds me of the baby dreams series by a mother named Adele.

    http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.com/

    I wonder which came first? They’re both pretty great.

  • Zack Wylder

    Girls love horses

  • Rickard

    Wonderful. One thinc that do concerns me deeply is if the horses dies or not. Please tell!

  • Rickard, the horses did not die!

    • i never noticed that you came and replied Ulrika! love that you did!

      keep up the amazing work

  • Aww! Love it! ^^

    http://nailpolishnp.blogspot.com/ art&fashion

  • This. This is amazing. I’ve been sitting here scrolling up and down, just savoring the beauty of this. For some reason, I pictured telling this story to my daughter, while showing her the photos…hmmm. This is probably one of my favorite pieces of all time.





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