With a unique gentle spirit, acute intelligence, a sturdy muscular build, and thick fur coats in a remarkable range of colours, 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’s main focus has been on creating an extensive body of work that captures the beauty and uniqueness of the indigenous horses in the country of Iceland. Driven by the belief that art and beauty transforms how people think about conservation and nature, Guadalupe focuses on the environment and animals that are pure and gentle in their nature. Her 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.