Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From the Vault ~ Montana Editorial & Fine Art Photography

Name the country music stars of old! Like me on facebook and put your best guesses in the status on this post to win a case of notoriety.

1999 visit back to Nashville to the newer creepy Country Music Wax Museum...

Monday, March 28, 2011

From the Vault ~ Montana Editorial & Fine Art Photography

1988. Spring Break continued. Rented a car, went to Nashville...

outskirts of town: cafe loveless

country music wax museum (now defunct)

ryman auditorium "hillbilly heaven"

motel pool

Friday, March 25, 2011

From the Vault ~ Montana Documentary & Portrait Photography

1988. Memphis, Tennessee. Bored on spring break and a grown up in college, I booked a flight to Memphis...

motel room, early morning

waiting for bus to graceland

pop tunes record shop / entrance to graceland

beale street

palm sunday across the river in arkansas / adult books

touring mississippi just south of town

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

From the Vault ~ Montana Documentary & Portrait Photography

1984. Jobson's Cove, Bermuda. First portrait shoot I ever did. Shot on film with a Minolta X700 - the first camera I ever purchased. Prior to this I had done mostly street photography and had never intentionally set out to do a portrait study. I remember being surprised that I liked what I created and immediately got over my hesitancy of photographing people who were aware I was watching. Of course the location and subject (Matthew Jealous, a free diver from Queensland, Australia) made it super easy. And yes, I was very young when I took these...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Long Journey ~ Montana Dog & Documentary Photography

Sugar, my muse, contemplating the long journey back to the car after a hike in the Mission Valley - my new favorite place to see and to be with the light and the land.

Happy First Full Day of Spring ~ Montana Documentary Photography

Happy first full day of spring. Thank you for looking!

Two great horned owlets photographed in Eatontown, NJ.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Thaw ~ Montana Dog & Animal Photography

Beautiful, mysterious swirls appeared in the ice on the Swan River recently where I walk my dog and muse, Sugar. Luckily she hates water. But if your dog loves it please be alert this time of year as the ice begins to melt. I met a woman yesterday who just lost her dog after it fell through ice on a pond in her back yard when she wasn't watching. Tragic and so sad. There are so many stories like hers so this time of year be vigilant and walk your water loving dogs near lakes, rivers or streams on their leashes only.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet Simon ~ Montana Dog & Pet Photography

Simon, I think the cutest dog I've ever photographed, was rescued in 2006 by fellow photographer Nicole Tavenner. She thought with his sweet mellow disposition he would be a great addition to her household and would hopefully mellow Seymour, a super high energy guy, that she also rescued from the same foster organization. Well of course over the years, and nearing somewhere around 11 or 12 years old, Simon has only gotten sweeter and more deaf, with Seymour continuing his enthusiasm for life by crashing into things including our photo session that was to feature Nicole with Simon and her daughter, Zoe. This session was shot on the incredibly beautiful Swan River Nature Trail right here in Bigfork with the majestic Swan Mountain Range of the northern Rockies in the distance.

More Canine Bday Wishes ~ Montana Dog & Animal Photography

And a big birthday shout out to Bronson who is 3 years old today too! Bronson and Sugar met back in October on a magical journey that they will never forget. See the full story here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Bday, Sugar! ~ Montana Dog & Animal Photography

Happy 6th Birthday, Sugar! A look back at her first week with me and the ever present camera. A muse, and best friend, in the making. For more Sugar inspiration check out her portfolio.