The mountains, rivers, wildlife, and people of Montana have inspired me ever since I was a young boy. Montana scenery including its wildness, wonder, and access to public lands fueled my imagination and has helped shape the man and photographer I am today. Montana was where I began my photojournalism career and after a sudden offer to be a staff photographer at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle newspaper, I found myself (five years ago) returning back to the place I love with experience under my belt and the excitement to document the culture that I love so much.
With a population around 45,250, Bozeman has long been a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and folks seeking a closer connection to the land. Thanks in part to its majestic natural amenities, Montana scenery, the presence of a university and community support for local businesses, Bozeman is turning into one of the fastest growing communities in the country.
Over the past five years, I’ve spent a lot of time documenting the people of Southwest Montana as the area tries to maintain its cultural roots while adapting and changing. The soul of Bozeman is found in the balance between the beautiful landscape, the wildlife and the great people that make their lives here. This is an ongoing photographic journal of the place I call home.