Four years ago, I decided to start a blog.  I was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art then, and I spent a lot of my time looking at artists, mostly in photography.  I found having names and notes in a sketchbook nonsensical, and my Firefox bookmarks started to really fill up, so I started posting pictures by artists I liked or had just discovered daily.  I knew I was interested in animals in art, but it wasn’t for a couple of years that I realized, OK, this blog has a more concentrated theme than “contemporary photography.”  In November of last year, I made the decision that I wanted to take that little blogspot site further, and with the collaboration and talent of a one Daniel Evan Garza, a comprehensive, consistent, sustainable archive of that old blog exists here at Muybridge’s Horse.  And it’s only gonna get bigger.

I love, care about, and am interested in animals, photography, and art.  Mostly, I like looking at the work of artists who discuss the ways in which humans and animals both fit in to contemporary society, and this means that a good percentage of the images posted here portray death.  It is not my intention to offend or disrespect anyone; however, viewer discretion is advised.

I encourage you to search with impressive detail by term, by tag/s, or in category on the Search page; browse the Post Archive all the way back to March of ’09 (by category if snooping Personal will entertain you); and look around on the Artist Index page to see images by (currently) 191 artists whose work is on the human-animal/nature theme.  (For the time being, to see contemporary artists I posted before I established a theme, browse “Non-theme Artist” in the Post Archive.)  I also encourage you to email me with questions, comments, feedback, and links to artists about whom you think I should post at  (Also, visit the About page to find out where the site’s name comes from.)

Subscribe or check back often; I’ll be updating on artists, current events, lectures and exhibitions I’ve been to, and my own images and experiences as a taxidermy-collecting, roadkill-seeking, photography-consumed art-maker in America’s Heartland.