I spent a couple of months as an artist-in-residence at the Jentel Foundation near Sheridan, WY. This allowed me to focus on my artistic practice, while pursuing a childhood dream of mine: moving to Wyoming and living on a ranch. Before heading to the residency program, I started planning my work schedule and realized there weren’t any film labs in Wyoming. This is when I decided it might be time to leave aside my medium format cameras and make the move to digital. And thus I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon d810. Some might wonder why I didn’t buy a Canon. Well, the reason is quite simple: I grew up on Nikon and felt at the time that I might die on Nikon. I have since acquired other 24x36, including a lovely Contax T2, which proved me wrong. My time in Wyoming was spent shooting digital images exclusively, as I was finding my way through this new camera of mine. While a resident at Jentel, one of my projects was to document the Indian Wars battlefields of the area with the use of multiple-frame panoramas, a technique that I had been using for a few years already.
The Historic Occidental Hotel (Buffalo, WY)
Rodeo, barrel racing, team roping at the local arena
1000 Acres – the area is great for hiking
Fetterman Battlefield Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (MT)
Rosebud Battlefield State Park (MT)