Dramatic lighting creates an endearing portrait of Willie getting a treat at a local barn where the artist boards her horse.
Tori Gagne was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota , she has a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love of photography began in grade school working with a pinhole camera and developing film in the darkroom in her family home. She was deeply influenced by her mother and brother who were both professional photographers. She has a retired off the track thoroughbred who has led her deeper into the magical world of the horse leading her to devote much of her work to photographing equine subjects. She has a special affinity for wild horse photography and is happiest on a dirt road in the western states seeking herds of wild horses to photograph. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She has received International awards for her work and has work in private collections nationally and internationally. She currently resides in her hometown of Orono, MN. 10% of proceeds from selling her equine work is donated to organizations involved in the protection and education about the plight of the wild horse population in the western US.
Tori Gagne’s equine images celebrate the magical world of the horse, there is something very special and spiritual about standing in the high desert in complete silence experiencing the vast US western lands, the land of our beloved wild horses. Tori shares her experiences with wild horses in the wild and in sanctuaries through her soulful photographs in hopes that she can help you bring a bit of that visual magic into your everyday life. Imagine seeing into the soulful eyes of a wild horse every day, she can’t think of a better way to enhance your interior spaces!