Born Wild and Free to Be

This is a beautiful video produced by BBC with the help of Doug Gardner and Jared Lloyd. It gives you a glimpse of the stunning environment that is home to the herds of wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina that I have now spent the last five years photographing. I think you can see why it pulls me back year after year. 2017 will be no exception.

The Scout Guide Feature : Capturing “The Untamed Horse”


If you are captivated by Lisa’s imagery from the Outer Banks this Scout Guide Feature is a must read. It goes into detail about the journey Lisa has gone on from the beginning to all the details in between. An additional treat is the iPhone video at the bottom of the article, you can’t help but smile at the wild horses interacting so beautifully lit by the setting sun.

Click here to see entire article.

The Manchester Journal: ‘The Untamed Horses’ ride into town


The Manchester Journal posted an article detailing the exciting collaboration between Lisa Cueman and sculptor/painter Rita Dee. Opening Friday July 16, 2016 at the Helmholz Fine Art in Manchester, the two talented artists will combine their expertise and love for horses for an incredible art exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Click here to see entire article.

The Scout Guide Feature


The Scout Guide Equestrian published an article featuring Lisa Cueman’s most recent return trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. “Finding Wavelength in The Outer Banks”. It’s a must read as this trip turned out to be unlike any of her previous trips from the past 5 years. Lisa so eloquently and creatively describes her experience it almost feels as you are there with her. The article is sure to move you!

Click here to see entire interview.

Day 1: Outer Banks w/ an iPhone.

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I have recently arrived in the Outer Banks of NC to spend some time with the wild horses that populate the southern region of the Outer Banks. This is my fifth year visiting the region and I have become familiar enough with the bands to notice the changes that occur from year to year. Mostly, the anticipated changes are the highlights of seeing the newborns a year older, the yearlings from the previous year maturing and often play fighting and the ever shifting herd structures. On this visit, however, I was caught off guard.
As predicted, the inclement weather continued from yesterday but it is anticipated to push through today.  Eager to assess the changes since my last visit, we were able to get out for an hour and half this morning before this ominous cloud opened up and saturated the area with rains and thunder. In that very short window, I was granted a sighting of the once dominate stallion known as Wavelength, very much alone. The initial excitement of seeing him was quickly extinguished with despair as I began to visually register his weakened condition that I had heard so much about since I last photographed him.  An alpha stallion that commanded two to three mares, now alone and exposed. There could not have been a more disheartening reminder that life in the wild is not always the way  we desire or want it to be. I felt my eyes well up with moisture as we turned around to head back to shore. This might be a more challenging shoot than I could have ever imagined.
Tomorrow, however, is a new day.

Let’s Talk TV Show Interview

gnat TV interview with Salley Gibney

Lisa Cueman is interviewed by gnat TV host Salley Gibney

gnat TV host Salley Gibney interviews art equine photographer, Lisa Cueman, who shares what it’s like photographing the wild horses on the Outer Bank, Lisa’s background and how she got into her special type of photography. Click here to see entire interview.

October’s Equine Calendar

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“At a Glance” ~

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. ~ Pam Brown

Clicking on the image will download October’s calendar to your desktop.

September Desktop Calendar

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September! Is it really here? I always meet it with a ting of sadness as Labor Day soon arrives marking the end of Summer, my favorite time of year. Summer never lasts long enough for those of us in the New England states. However, there is always much to look forward to with the change into Fall – crisp cool mornings, beautiful light, cooler temperatures, apple picking….. etc. The image above, “Evening Grazer”, is of one the wild horses in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and was taken in the beautiful September evening light of the Outer Banks. For the horses there, they too enjoy cooler temps, gentle breezes, a decrease in flies, and longer more succulent grasses. It is a beautiful time of year no matter where you are.

As always, please feel free to share this calendar and enjoy the the lingering of summer-like days that one cherishes like the first ones in each year.

Clicking the image above will download it to your computer. A larger version of the calendar can be download in the link as well.