It’s sort of crazy to think about the title “Famous Horse Photographer” ; in a backwards timeline manner from today to when I was about eighteen or so and I first realized what I wanted to do was become a famous horse photographer. I don’t think I was hyper focused on the “famous” part of being a photographer even as the years went by and I was showing in galleries or winning photo contests. It still seems an odd statement to me to realize that when people stand with me in the art gallery where I show my horse art in or at a museum showing that they stop for a moment and ask “Are you THE Jody L. Miller horse photographer? THAT Jody L. Miller?” and I stop a bit short and say “Yes, I am THAT horse photographer, Jody L. Miller”, with a smile on my face in recognition that I am living my dream come true.
How incredible is that to have stuck with it for so many years of learning my passion on a deeper and deeper level that I am literally doing what I love in my life. When we have Fourth Friday Artwalks in Prescott, Arizona – this is usually the time that this comes up and I hear people say this. I reflect to myself that I am a “Famous Horse Photographer” – at least in the Prescott, Arizona area and that my idea of how it would be to live out my dream of being a horse photographer is here and I am living it. The other part of being a “famous” horse photographer, to me, is that some people have seen my work and what I have done with photos of their friend’s horses and they would like to see what I can do for them with their horses. After those photoshoots I know that these clients enjoy having their horses photos in the gallery on display for the visitors to see. Whether it’s tourists on vacation or on one of the Fourth Friday Artwalk local events. This is when it’s really fun to remind myself that I have made it to one of my goals that I had when I was young – to be a famous horse photographer.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch. Several images are also available at the current exhibit, Click: Expose The West showing at The Phippen Western Art Museum