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Mary

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MaryCornelius

The horse is my muse.  Ever since I was a small child I had a fascination for horses.  I also love telling a story. In grade school I would draw pictures with captions and write stories.  I think I majored in drawing pictures of horses.  Its funny how sometimes you can know what it is you want to do in life long before being aware of how this "knowing" can shape your life.

I am a full time working photographer based in Portland Oregon, USA specializing in equines, equestrian sport and telling a story. My years as a student of dressage, breeder, trainer, competitor and dressage instructor heavily influence what I see (and feel) through the lens. 

I offer a well experienced eye for the technical aspects of proper sport horse movement, conformation and rider equitation blended with a strong artistic sense and admiration for the horses I photograph. 

 

I often work as accredited media at top international equestrian media events in the US and abroad.

 I am a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) and often contribute to a variety of equestrian sport and breed publications. 

I serve as the official photographer for select dressage shows and breed inspections.  I offer imagery for farm and ranch promotion, equestrian product, portraiture and a collection of fine art works gathered from around the world. I occasionally give photographic workshops and private lessons. 

One of my passions is traveling around the world experiencing foreign cultures and expressing my experience through my images.  I have gathered images of the architecture, people and general culture  in several countries throughout Europe as well as Nepal, Turkey, Greece, Iceland and most recently Morocco. Seeing as much of the world as I can is a passion.  

 For more information on scheduling a photo session, hosting a photography workshop or to purchase any of my imagery,  feel free to contact me directly via the contact button at the top of  this site.

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