Sometimes that’s it. You look at a horse photograph and it just seems to call your name. Your search is over and you take THE horse photograph home with you! Or to the office, or you wrap it up for that perfect gift for someone. Whatever the scenario that follows, you have found something just right and you know it!
How do you know it? Something about it resonates with you, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what that is about this particular horse photograph that called to you but there it is in your possession and you could not be more ecstatic to have discovered it, purchased it, and taken it home with you!
The perfect horse photo gift.
Ironic how quickly some of these conclusive moments become obvious to us and we just move on it. At one point in our lives we have all had a moment like this, it feels right and we go with it knowingly. When we do, again most of us get a sort of giddy feeling about how the gift will be received, we imagine the look on our friends face as they look at THE perfect horse photograph that WE have found for them! We imagine going to their house and their it will be on some coveted perfect wall space for the whole world to see as they come into the room! Woo hoo! Score!
Just like that. Gift shopping for THE perfect horse photograph for your horse crazed, yet discerning friend is done and in the bag, so to speak.
Whether it is a horse photograph for the wall, or a horse photograph that has been made into a duvet cover, or even a horse photograph that has been ordered as a phone cover, it feels good to really know you have chosen the gift that will keep on giving.
The horse photograph that calls your name or someones name…
Your new purchase of fine art becomes the gift that keeps on giving as you look at it on your wall at home, or in your office. People who have purchased my work often talk about the connection they feel to the horse photograph that they have purchased. They mention time and time again how this particular horse photograph moved them emotionally, or that particular horse photograph that I took gave them inspiration and strength.
I recall a time just before Christmas when I was working a closing shift at the gallery. Keep in mind, Arts Prescott Gallery is in the heart of Whiskey Row. The name Whiskey Row came about over 100 years ago. Montezuma Street in Prescott once hosted over 40 Saloons. On July 14, 1900, this block was totally destroyed by fire. within a few days of the fire, new construction was underway in brick and masonry. Most of the buildings on this block were constructed between the fall of 1900 and 1905. There was even a fire in 2012 that took out a few businesses but I will tell you more about that another time.
Buying Horse Photos on Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona
Today Whiskey Row is a nice mix of art galleries, restaurants, saloons and boutique shops. However, there’s still plenty of drinking to be had on on Whiskey Row. So two young gentlemen came into the gallery after a few hours of whiskey tasting and they were ready to shop for their mom’s Christmas present. Apparently their mother was a horse lover and had owned and lost some beloved horses. They were pulled in by the photos in the front window of Stallion Breeze and Eyes on you. They assured me (slurring) that their mom would love these photos and be brought to happy tears and they would be superstars in her eyes. They were gushing with anticipation as they purchased their new horse photography gifts. This is the kind of story I hear over and over-usually without whiskey but it’s fun anyway.
I get the same giddy feeling after taking horse photos and I think I have gotten a particularly great fine art equine photograph . I cannot wait to get home, upload what I took and find just the right photo to share with my audience at home or abroad through my website .
It’s the major reason that I enjoy being a horse photographer so much . Ever since I started taking horse photographs I have felt such a strong connection with them in the finished form they take . Fine art is an investment because it gives back to you every time you look at it . It is money that you spend to enrich your environment for the days you haven’t even seen yet . Purchase the horse photograph that calls to you and let it become a part of your life, not just a part of your decor .
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. Gift Shop at The Phippen Western Art Museum