Greg Niro is what happens when two worlds collide - A deep-seated passion for horses and a love for photography
Born in Paris and now based in the south of France, Greg decided to jack in his career in logistics to take up photography full time in 2011. A brave move for anyone, but Greg felt that following his heart was the only way to find true happiness in life. His lifelong passion for photography and drawing, coupled with his love of horses, merged to create something beautiful.
Influenced by his father, who loved quarter horses, he took up riding aged 17 before buying his own horse when he was 20 years old. The horse was to be his first photographic model. What began as a few riding lessons soon developed into an interest in trail riding, then Reining.
In 2001, he travelled to Texas to learn the ins and outs of the reining industry before returning home to continue learning for the next decade.
Since then, Niro has been the official photographer for Salon du Cheval in Paris 2015, a number of NHRA France events and had press access for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014.