In my photography journey, I’ve found that viewing other photographer’s works of art and following their own blogs or websites has been really influential in shaping my own craft. I love seeing how other people see horses in all their grace, beauty, movement, and personalities. I recently found this photographer through Facebook and immediately fell in love with her work.
Gypsy Mare Studios belongs to Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor, who is an artist in every meaning of the word as she is a photographer, painter, drawer, AND an official Trail of Painted Ponies artist from the green, beautiful area of Pennslyvania! Looking through her photography for the first time, I really saw and felt her mastery of the craft. She truly has a gift for capturing the unique moments in life.
She has loved photography since she was in high school and even took classes in the darkroom. Yet, it wasn’t until July 2011, when she purchased her first DSLR. That’s when her love for photography was reignited. “It’s literally all I can think about and keep me awake at night!” says Jennifer. The tools of her trade are her Canon Rebel T3i with various lenses, the zoom and macro lenses getting the most use.
When asked what her favorite subject to shoot was, it was an easy answer. “Horses are of course my favorite thing to “shoot”. All other animals come in a close second. I also love to garden and there is always something blooming in my backyard to take photos of. Living in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, it’s always fun to shoot landscapes with cows, barns or the Amish.”- Jennifer
Whether it be an old, weather beaten barn, an Amish farmer plowing his fertile soil, or dew drops clinging to the leaves of a lupine plant, the skill and care taken to produce these works of art is evident. Keep in mind, I’m not even talking about the horse photos yet. As soon as you make it to the equine photos, prepare to be blown away. Looking at the photos she’s taken, it’s clear she understands horses. The pictures have a wonderful color quality to them and a depth that’s reached further than your computer screen. Looking into those photos makes you feel like you are looking in the soul of that horse whose photos she’s captured. It’s breathtaking and beautiful. I’m posting only a small few of my favorites from her site, but be sure to check it out and follow her on Facebook!
This is definitely an artist I’m going to keep my eye on. I can already tell I’ll be learning and pulling inspiration from her photos. Please check out her sites and let her know what you think!
Hope you enjoyed it!
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
― Robert Frank
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