"Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is"
The Person Behind the Camera
Hi, I'm Deborah.
An all-round country girl, who loves nothing better than exploring the countryside, either from the back of a horse, or on foot with a couple of faithful doggy friends beside me. Nature surrounds and delights me, and inspires my life and work every single day.
I have been a horse lover for as long as I can remember, and have had the privilege of owning many incredibly special horses from stunningly beautiful Iberians, to humble Dartmoor Ponies (with a TB and a Cob thrown in along the way!) Some of my happiest memories are of the adventures we have experienced together, and the love and trust that we have shared.
Photography has been with me for my entire life, and is a massive part of who I am as a person. For years I have photographed my own horses, and the free-roaming ponies in the moors and forests of the UK, as well as the beautiful landscapes around my home which have so inspired me.
My overall style is natural, unobtrusive, and highly observational. I follow a personal belief that equine photography should be centred on a deep respect for the horse, and I have a quiet and artistic way of seeking out and waiting for the perfect image - this ability and commitment to step back, and capture the natural behaviour of the animals before me, makes my images highly personal documents, completely unique, and so much more than "just" another equine photo.
Deborah Heynes Photography was formally established in 2015, initially covering Equine Events, Equine Portraiture and Equestrian Lifestyle photography. In 2022 the business was expanded to offer prints and wall-art for sale on a world-wide basis to private collectors and commercial clients.