Old Friends


Years ago I was fortunate to know a wonderful group of people all living in Milan, Italy - each trying to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry. It's been many years since then but lately, as I delve into my own creative depths, I remember my old friends - many of them photographers and wonder where life has brought them.
One of them is Donna DeMari. She has done well over the years, a successful fashion photographer noted for being the first woman to photograph the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 1996. It is her black & white photos of horses though, that really touch me. Turning the pages of her book, her passion for their equine majesty is unmistakable. It is nice to see that she has moved beyond the confines of commercial success and created something she surely loves.


14 comments:

Lydee said...

wow, very cool!

Mrs.French said...

Wonderful! You should really get in touch with her!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Wooah! these photos are spectacular!! She is one amazingly talented lady!! love the horse shots!

Krissy said...

wow! Gorgeous photos.

{this is glamorous} said...

Your friend Donna is very talented--these photographs are beautiful!

Stacy said...

Beautiful photos.

Marie Louise said...

Thanks for writing everyone!
(Stacy, Glamorous, Krissy, Bright and Beautiful & Mrs. French).
I have written to my old friend Donna but have not heard from her yet. I will let you know if I do and post some more of her wonderful work!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Ooooh, mesmerizing!

muralimanohar said...

Those are gorgeous pictures!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog...a SAHM is a stay-at-home-mom....a Yankee, well you would know what the American definition is; to the rest of the world, ALL Americans are Yankees. :p

Dang, your little music player is clashing DREADFULLY with my iTunes, lol!

Marie Louise said...

Ohhhhhhh! Stay at home mom. Sorry, Mural - it's just too late here on the east coast of the US. I have to go to bed! I used to be an ex-pat myself, living in Europe. I do know what it's like being an American abroad. My kid's dad is an Aussie and his family is still back there - some in Perth, some in Brisbane. I may get rid of the music player - it's just I'm so pleased with myself - figuring out how to use it!

muralimanohar said...

Lol, I figured it was just a little crossed wires. :p My kids' dad is a Kiwi, but they all live over here, so here we are for now.

I keep thinking it would be really fun to put a player on, but then keep remembering how much I hate jumping a mile when I have the speakers up too high and it's two in the morning. :p

acaligurl said...

very pretty pictures.
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i like your header pic as well.

Fancy at CactusCreekDaily.com said...

Marie... Thanks for visiting my BLOG. Love your site and these gorgeous horse photos {right up my alley!!}. Good luck in your quest of a new career, I will look forward to keeping up with you!!

Topsy Turvy said...

These are wonderful photos. You hang out with a talented group of people!

-Lana

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." --George Eliot