Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland ~ Montana Documentary & Fine Art Photography

Deep, thick fog in the Flathead Valley froze and created hoar frost on nearly everything this week. On the north shore of Flathead Lake at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Area Sugar ran through a winter wonderland of frozen flora.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

African Wild Dogs Book Cover ~ Montana Documentary & Fine Art Photography

Interesting use of one of my photos on a recent UK book cover. Not sure I would have even recognized it as my image nor even as the American Museum of Natural History's diorama where it was taken. Beautiful compositing. Below is the original image I shot on Kodachrome with my Nikon FM2 (no auto anything just a light meter!) and beneath that is one taken this past summer with a Nikon D3 - a camera four times the price at least. Not sure it made any difference having the fancier equipment. Ah, Kodachrome I loved you...!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Whitefish Review Launch Party ~ Montana Documentary Photography

Come down to the Crush Wine Bar in Whitefish this Friday to help celebrate my inclusion in the newest issue of the Whitefish Review. The Whitefish Review is a literary journal that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, and interviews, with a slant toward mountain culture. I have a photo in this issue along with a short essay. Also included in the issue are Russell Chatham, Edward Abbey, Henry Real Bird (Montana's Poet Laureate), Bill Kittredge, Doug Peacock and more, with a reading Friday night by Rick Bass.

I'm honored to be a part of the local literary community and hope to see you there! Details about the evening are here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

ISPWP Contest Winner ~ Montana Wedding Photography

The results of the latest wedding photo contest by the ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) was just announced and I'm pleased to have one of my favorite wedding images of the summer earn 8th place in the wedding details category. And the best thing of course is that it combines both my areas of expertise: weddings and dogs! The photo was taken while Katie-Jane was getting ready and her sweet maltese, Kohl, was resting on the shelves trying to stay clear of all the going-ons. You can see more of Katie-Jane and her dogs getting ready here and her and Mike's entire wedding here.

If you have some time check out all the winning entries of this current contest. Since the ISPWP is an international organization the work of all the photographers is a real anthropological study of cultures, customs, family, and fashions.

See the winning photo and the others in the wedding details category here.