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Welcome to the first edition of Artifact, Appetite & Aperture, an ambling chronicle that wanders throughout the American West and toward the sunset, wherever that may be. Kickback and let me introduce you to some of the exceptional people, places and style that I discover through the collaborations and assignments as a photographer and contemporary design sleuth.

July 2014; Paradise Valley, Montana
Summer in the Rockies is firing up, and for those of us in the visual arts realm that means getting out and reveling in the seasonal ephemera. From road-tripping around the Crazies with talented singer/songwriter, Jesse Macht, to peeking into the rural studio of Northern New Mexico ceramic artist Lisa Jensen, summer is the time to "make hay" meaning get out and shoot, for the season is fleeting. Thanks for reading!

Rolling with a Suitcase Heart

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jesse Macht released his first music video from the upcoming album Suitcase Heart last week. He came up to Montana this past spring and our shoot was a bit of an adventure. We road tripped through Paradise Valley and around the Crazy Mountains, had a ruckus evening with friends and family at the Mint Bar and Murray Bar, as well as cruised Main street in Livingston. Glass artist Ona Magaro joined us as the “muse” representing the idea of a hidden self and continuing an ongoing fascination with fire and burning guitars. The idea for the video was to express an ambiguity in which we can perceive ourselves or our desires as told through a series of moments that could either be memories, reality, dreams or a combination thereof. 
See the video here:
National summer tour dates:

Like it? Support the artist & buy the song on iTunes!

Mixing Painting and Photography

Art Walk and Opening July 25, 2014

Join me for a feast of the senses and a great time this Friday at the Livingston Art Walk. "Year of the Horse" is curated by sculptor Stephanie Revennaugh. My newest mixed media work will be showing alongside Stephanie’s gorgeous bronzes with additional beautiful, original work from Lyn St. Clair, Betsey Hurd and Joe Wayne.
The exhibit will be on display at the Center for Art and Culture until August 8th. 

For more information:

From Costumes to Clay

Lisa Jensen is a renowned costume designer known for her work on movies such as Grumpy Old Men, The Fabulous Baker Boys and, most recently, Jobs. Having relocated from LA to New Mexico, Jensen is currently journeying back to her roots as an artist in clay. Her work is superlative—large-scale coiled pots with a burnished finish and contemporary porcelain work with graphic glazing—and is featured at HandArtes Gallery in Truchas, NM. Lisa studied at the Alfred University College of Ceramics before she embarked in her costume design career. We met through a mutual friend and designer, Stephanie Sandston, years ago - pre digital in fact! I have slides in my archives from her first trip to Montana to prove it! 

(Look for an upcoming profile on Stephanie, as well: A production designer and art director who abandoned the city for a more rural life and started Greathouse Workroom custom furniture and interior design. Her new studio in Gallatin Gateway is on my must-shoot list.)

Follow Lisa's work on Facebook: 


Front Page Project

This month see Susie Hoffmann, of Envi Design, and David Koel, from CTA's beautiful Whitefish lakeside private spa. I had the pleasure of shooting the Mountain Living feature that showcases this stunning project as a cover story in the July 2014 issue—on newsstands or available as a digital edition. Both the architecture and Susie’s interior design work are clean, modern, and environmentally aware.
Read more and see the story here:
See the current digital issue of Mountain Living:

The Next Chapter

JLF Design Build is a Bozeman, MT-based firm known for architectural works that capture the romantic and wild spirits of the American West. A new book collaboration with JLF, Big D Signature, and Make Studio recently culminated in THE WORK OF ART, which exposes and celebrates the design build process from concept to creation, featuring distinct imagery of homes and the craftsmen who build them.
Available soon, via ORO editions:

Words and Images

This October, join me in Santa Fe at the Western Regional AIA Conference, where I'll be discussing ways to approach photography projects tailored to reflect the attributes valued by today’s leading firms.
Additional highlights include working with the idea of a campaign in mind, finding a fit for publishing, and more. While in Santa Fe, I look forward to connecting, hiking, and taking in the sites,
so drop me a note if you’re coming to town the week of October 13-19.

Premiering in January

A social justice project that I am proud to be a part of, A Path Appears follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them.

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Audrey Hall is a visual artist known for her poignant landscapes, ethereal equine images and photo essays about architecture, travel and design. Her first visit to Yellowstone at the age of five started a life-long love affair with the American West - its history, people, and culture. 

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