With a unique gentle spirit, acute intelligence, a sturdy muscular build, and thick fur coats in a remarkable range of colors, the Icelandic horse is a special breed and beloved creature for the inhabitants of its native Iceland, and for horse lovers the world over.
Over a five-year period, Argentinian photographer Guadalupe Laiz undertook an extraordinary photographic project to capture and celebrate the pastoral beauty and pure grace of these magnificent horses in their natural habitat—the rugged, raw, and often otherworldly terrain of the country of Iceland. The Horses of Iceland is a stunning and vivid photography collection providing thrilling glimpses of the many types of Icelandic horses in the wild and in rare communal moments with man, taking the reader on a breathtaking visual journey and an inspirational experience.
Born and raised in Argentina, Guadalupe Laiz is an international artist, photographer, and explorer. She runs her own fine art photography gallery in Aspen, Colorado, and has clients from all over the world. For the past five years, Guadalupe has created an extensive collection of photography capturing the beauty and uniqueness of the extraordinary, indigenous horses of Iceland, with exhibitions in the U.S., France, Switzerland, and Iceland. Driven by the belief that art and beauty transforms how people think about conservation and nature, Guadalupe Laiz’s desire is to communicate through art an awareness of animal abuse, environmental issues, and the importance of educating all generations on making conscious lifestyle decisions to protect our planet. www.guadalupelaiz.com
© Horses of Iceland by Guadalupe Laiz, published by teNeues, € 80, www.teneues.com, Love, Photo © 2019 Guadalupe Laiz. All rights reserved.