Tamara Gooch has always had quiet but persuasive voice drawing her deep into the soul of the West. Tamara departed the world of retail and journeyed into a world influenced by nature and the land... a world full of inspiration. Even though Tamara has lived in the west and owned horses her entire life, she has spent years venturing through old west ghost towns, discovering our Western Heritage and getting to learn the nuances and habits of our wild horses in their natural environment.
"The spirit of the west is a magnificent teacher to humanity", says Tamara. From it’s ghost towns to it’s cowboys and it’s galloping horses, the West takes us back to something wild and unrestrained, reminding us of a sense of freedom that many of us have forgotten. Horses and wildlife teach us about honesty and authenticity, because they know no other way of being. The our Western Heritage can teach us about collaboration over dominance. And they both can teach us to respect and honor the unknown, rather than fear it and try to destroy it.
Tamara's work is a tribute to the Equine Spirit and our Western Heritage, both are a celebration of their remarkable presence in our lives. Oftentimes referred to as “visual poetry”, Tamara's images truly embrace and reveal the incredible spirit of the west.
Tamara's wildlife and nature photography captures the true essence of these amazing creatures and scenic wonders they call home like few others can. One can only call them a visual tour into the wilderness.
With a dedicated passion, it is Tamara's hope to not only inspire others, but to help preserve a place for all things wild on this land. Tamara's deepest desire to educate people through her photography and awareness. "We all need to be a voice for the living legends. Horses and wildlife are a vital piece of our cultural heritage, to loose them would be tragic and a deep disrespect to our past, present and future".
Here is a sample of some of the great photography available on Tamara Gooch's website.