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Every photograph we look at has a backstory, but today's "Why?" is unique as we explore a little of Barbara Bower's world of equine photography.
Barbara is an artist, educator, and writer and while there's probably nothing she hasn't photographed in her career, without question horses and the relationship with their owners is a very special passion. To visit Barbara's website and see more of her work, click on either image.
In the hierarchy of why people hire a photographer in the portrait/social categories, the top three are brides, babies, and pets. Most of us think of pets as being a whole lot smaller, but spend time with anyone who has a horse, and they're clearly a member of the family just like any dog or cat.
I asked her to talk about both images because they each represented a slightly different skill set, but the common denominator is capturing the relationship between the "horses and their humans."
Barabara's new book is scheduled to be released later in the year. Just click on the thumbnail to link to Amazon and place your order.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.