Donna DeMari bought her first camera at the age of eighteen after signing up for a photojournalism course in college. At nineteen she was introduced to Oliviero Toscani, the Italian photographer and art director, who noticed her talent and encouraged her to shoot fashion. DeMari was soon working for prestigious magazines and photographing supermodels, including Kate Moss, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Helena Christensen. She became the first woman to shoot the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, shooting in Bali and Hong Kong in 1995 and Costa Rica in 1996.
But throughout her years as a fashion photographer, DeMari also always took pictures of horses, wherever and whenever she encountered them. Ralph Lauren discovered her equine images, and they have been decorating the windows and walls of Ralph Lauren stores around the world ever since.
DeMari’s incredible equine photographs helped capture the emotion and beauty of poet and horsewoman Laura Chester’s poignant riding memoir RIDING BARRANCA. (You can read more about her work on that TSB book HERE.)
But all these amazing accomplishments and “pinnacle” experiences have not yet fulfilled Donna DeMari—she is still seeking…and photographing horses in the most unexpected ways. Recently she has journeyed to India, immersing herself in its exotic mystery and absorbing its depths, its people, and its horses. This rich and rewarding experience has so impacted her, she desires nothing more than to share it with others.
If you are searching for something to move you; if you love capturing the vibrations of life on camera; and if you are transfixed by the horse and all he represents, then this is your journey.
Read more about the Romance & Royalty Photography Tour of India with Donna DeMari, offered in conjunction with the Indian Moments travel group, in the brochure here:
RIDING BARRANCA is available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.
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