"To express dynamic motion through a static moment became for me limited and
unsatisfactory. The basic idea was to liberate myself from this old concept and arrive at an image in which the spectator could feel the beauty of a fourth dimension, which lies much more between moments than within a moment. In music, one remembers never one tone, but a melody, a theme, a movement. In dance, never a moment, but again the beauty of a movement in time and space."
Following in Haas footsteps my goal is to show the power, speed, and athleticism of the cutting horse. This is what photography does better than any other medium - it shows up-close those things the human eye cannot catch sight of. It stops the action and lets us linger and appreciate these amazing equine athletes.
My name is Reuben Njaa (NAH). Norwegian. I am teaching photography at Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. Previously I taught photography, design, and Photoshop at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas for five years. I have a BS in Agriculture, BA in Art and a MFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography. I was a commercial photographer for over twenty-five years. I started in New York working for a very well known fashion/portrait photographer for eight years. I moved to Minneapolis and opened my own studio. After about twelve years living there my wife and I moved back to San Antonio, Texas in order to raise our daughter as a Texan. Now days I teach and shoot those things that interest me.
Mien Published May 07, 2013
Cutting Horses and The Ultimate Cutting Horse Photography Published June 10, 2012
CUTTING HORSES The Ultimate Equine Athlete redux Published May 14, 2012
Ocean Drive Published May 30, 2011