Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller 

The Mane Attraction . . .

I always tend to find myself closing my eyes as I reach out to touch the horses I photograph, feeling their coats, theirs muzzles; even running my fingers through their manes.  When I step back and open my eyes that wonderful smell, that only true horse lovers can appreciate, engulfs me. I am ready. A sense of what I want to capture is there inside me now.  

When they gallop past me I feel their foot falls, hear their breath and feel their power and sense their intelligence, its undeniable.  Capturing the combined emotions horses bring out in me is the essence of what I do.  The viewer must be able to experience through my photography what I feel when I'm there; I want you to share in the adventure and be a part of the excitement.

Seeing with your eyes closed is essential. 

Missy ~ Arabian Mare . . .

"The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music. ~ Mark Helprin

Andalusian Stallion  . . .

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse. ~ Anonymous ~


  1. Oh yes, that is the only way to photograph horses. Breathe them in, feel their heartbeats as they observe you, feel, the power in their legs as they gallop by, from the comforting shock of hooves meeting the land, to the feel of the wind through their mane and tail as they create their own breeze. From foals to aged horses, the magic is the same.

    Now I want to grab my camera, and capture what I hear and feel without opening my eyes :-). Thanks Tamara :-).