Metro is delighted to be producing limited edition prints for the latest photographic collection just launched by renowned sports action photographer, Neil Egerton. ‘Polo by the Edge’ is a definitive collection of his images recording action shots of what is often referred to as the ‘Sport of Kings’.
Following twelve years of adrenalin fuelled service in the Royal Marine Commandos Egerton has spent the past twenty-two years following his other passion – action sports photography. The enthusiasm he still has for his career is evident; his images are more direct, more enticing and more thought provoking with every opportunity pursued and every shot taken.
Fifteen years ago Egerton was struck by the combination of the skilled horsemanship and unquestionable grace that can be found on every polo pitch and in every polo match across the globe. ‘It was and remains an inspiration to how I have endeavored to capture this sport – illustrating the magic and mystery in an honest and representative exposure. It has quite simply been a love affair for almost 2 decades.
He continues: ‘I have travelled around the world with this wonderful sport. From the green fields of the English countryside to the sun drenched pitches in Australia and Spain and beyond, to the snowy grounds of Switzerland and China, I never tire of this, the most thrilling of sports.’
Neil Egerton’s has accumulated over one hundred thousand polo images which have for the first time been separated from his other sports work and are now housed on a new dedicated site
To celebrate the launch, Neil has selected three hundred of his favourite images, which are being offered as limited edition black & white prints. Only five of each image will be available printed by Metro Imaging on resin coated Lambda paper
. Egerton explains: ‘Whilst each image on the site is available in a range of sizes and formats, I chose (with difficulty as it is such a small number) a selection of images that have particular and meaningful resonance for me. I hope they will bring as much pleasure as they have brought to me.'