MORE THAN A BEAUTIFUL WILD HORSE PHOTOGRAPH
Two weekends ago I paid a visit to the wild horses of the Pine Nut mountain range in Nevada. It's been a while since I've gone back to my "home range" for some wild horse photography. It was nice to see familiar faces. As usual, I had no expectations as I knew by experience that the range is really "like a box of chocolates."
"The Greeting" was captured during this last visit and is a brand new addition to the American Wild collection.
My love for photography isn't anything new. As a photojournalist, part of my everyday life was capturing candid moments of ordinary people and ordinary lives through street photography. Sharing those images with friends, including fellow photographers, was as exciting as releasing the shutter. Listening to each other interpret of different photographs and draw a correlation from it to our own lives was fascinating. It's no different with wild horse photography.
Each person approaches an image from a different angle, based on life experiences, how we feel at the moment and the "baggage" we carry with us. I see that happen all the time with my artwork. I often ask my husband and kids what they see on a photograph and quite often the answers are totally unique. I've heard the same from my collectors.
Wild horse photography is more than capturing beautiful images of a majestic animal. To me, it is creating something everyone can relate to, but often in different ways. A photograph that "speaks" loud enough to move you and compel you to bring it home, because somehow, for some known or unknown reason, it makes you feel.
An equestrian for most of her life, Maria combines her passion for horses with her art and the desire to bring public awareness to the American wild horses. Maria Marriott Photography is a proud supporter of several non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of the American mustangs.