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Spirit Horsesby Tony Stromberg
Synopses & Reviews
Tony Stromberg, one of the world's top equine photographers, works to bridge what he calls "modern life's disturbing separation between people and nature." He came to horses and riding later in life — after years as a successful commercial photographer — and horses became his "teachers." These 150 extraordinary portraits, in color, black and white, and sepia tones, showcase horses in motion, many wild and ungroomed. As Linda Kohanov notes, his images "give us a compelling glimpse into the secret life of horses." Accompanying reflections from thinkers from the Dalai Lama to D. H. Lawrence explore the spiritual nature of these powerful creatures. Through the undiminished mystery of the horse, and our perennial fascination with the animal, Stromberg reignites the qualities of freedom, spirit, power, grace, and harmony in peoples souls.
Through his luminous photography of horses, Tony Stromberg works to bridge what he calls modern lifes disturbing separation between people and nature.” This gorgeous book of full-color photography is filled with one hundred and forty of Strombergs extraordinary portraits of horses, both wild and domestic, along with accompanying quotations from teachers and writers exploring equine wisdom and its intersection with spirituality. Stromberg believes that horses can be profound teachers, bringing deep awareness to a world dangerously out of balance. Through the power and mystery of the horse, Stromberg seeks to reignite qualities of freedom, spirit, power, grace, and harmony in peoples souls.
The power, grace, and freedom of horses had always resonated deeply with Stromberg. Through his photographs of these magnificent beasts, he sees a way to bridge what he calls modern lifes disturbing separation between people and nature.” The result is Spirit Horses, showcasing 140 of Strombergs extraordinary color portraits of these animals, along with quotations from leading teachers and writers exploring equine wisdom and its intersection with spirituality. The photographs in Spirit Horses were shot in a variety of locales, from wildlife sanctuaries to private ranches to natural habitats in Europe and the western United States. These images — and the accompanying quotes — offer a portrait of horses as profound teachers, giving strength and stability to a world out of balance.
About the Author
Tony Stromberg lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Linda Kohanov lives in Tucson, Arizona.
After more than a decade as one of San Franciscos top commercial photographers, Tony Stromberg followed an inner yearning for more space and stillness and moved to New Mexico to pursue his true passion in fine art photography of his favorite subject, the horse. Tony travels throughout the western United States and Europe in search of the elusive and mysterious spirit of the wild horse, attempting to capture the freedom and power of his subjects on film. He works with the Bureau of Land Management as well as numerous wildlife sanctuaries and private ranches. He conducts workshops on horse photography. His photographs appear in select galleries throughout the world. His website is www.tonystromberg.com.
Linda Kohanov is the author of The Tao of Equua and Riding between the Worlds. She is an author, speaker, riding instructor, and horse trainer who specializes in Equine Experiential Learning and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
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