Flach is best known for abstract images of animals. His book “Equus” (2008) lingered over swirling manes and made the swell of horses’ backs look like mountain ranges. “Less is more,” he says, quoting the architect Mies van der Rohe. But Flach uses abstraction in a surprising way.
Pictured: Kinda Ready, the 2009 Greyhound Derby winner, shot like a boxer at his weighing-in. The kennels are just visible at far left. More light from the left to accentuate the musculature, and not an ounce of fat. The power-to-weight ratio is explosive, enabling greyhounds to reach 45mph in a sprint.