Equine Photographer DOUG PRATHER Installs Photographic Montage In Lexington's New Hilton Downtown Hotel

A new summer seasonal photograph titled Late Bluegrass Afternoon by the internationally renown and Lexington-based equine photographer Doug Prather has just been installed in the new Hilton Downtown Hotel. This dramatic image is at the top of the escalators on the Ballroom/ Conference level.

Thoroughbred yearlings graze in their paddock on a beautiful afternoon in the Bluegrass just after a late summer shower has ended. The farm, Manchester Farm, one of the most photographed famrs in America, is located on Van Meter Road on the south side of Lexington, next to Calumet Farm and the Keeneland Race Course.

This 20-panel installation is 22 feet tall and 16 1/2 feet. The printing technique used to produce these photographic images is called dye sublimation and were created here in Kentucky by Unique Imaging Concepts, Inc. of Louisville. This unusual printing technique uses specific dyes, heat and pressure to transfer the printed image below the surface, permanently embedding the ink into the polymer coating of these special hardboard panels. The final result is a durable, brilliant color image that will last indefinitely. This sublimation montagé is the largest of it’s kind in the U.S.

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Images by Doug Prather will be changed throughout the year. In mid-September a new Fall image will replace the summer image

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