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Home on the Range Cynthia Smalley


Cynthia Smalley has loved horses for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the high deserts of northern Nevada, horses, hawks and horned toads were her playmates. As a young girl, she brought her little pony into the house so often it learned to paw at the back door to be let in. After traveling the globe for twenty-five years photographing people, it felt natural that her heart led her back to the desert to photograph wild mustangs. Her home is their home and she photo- graphs wild mustangs in the great American Seren- geti of the West. “Above all things”, says Cynthia, “I am a freedom-loving adventurer. Just like the wild mustangs.”


Cynthia has spent countless hours on the range amongst the powerful and magnificent wild stallions, the watchful mares, and the endlessly playful young ones for the past fifteen years. When out photographing them in the high deserts and mountains, she spends days following the wild ones around with just a folding chair, a big jug of water, protein bars and her cameras. Because she is quiet, patient, calm, and unobtrusive, she becomes a subtle part of their landscape. “What the wild mustangs do when they are relaxed and just being themselves is the spontaneity I aspire to capture”, says Cynthia, “those are the magical moments I call ‘art’.” Her photographs illustrate the grace, vitality, and majesty of these American icons. Cynthia has exhibited her work, aptly titled "Wind Runners Of The High Plains", in Houston and Los Angeles. Her photography has also been published in Elle, Time, Cowboys and Indians, and Palm Springs Life magazines.


View more of Cynthia Smalley’s work at www.wildhorsesandwesternart.com www.smalleyphoto.com cynthiasmalley@hotmail.com 541.556.9070


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