Arrival at @ninequartercircle. A few images from the ranch and some portraits of Kameron and his father Kim. I've enjoyed sharing this project here this week and appreciate the kind responses in the comments. I really love long-form projects like this and can't wait to dive into another. The photos and film are extra big and beautiful on my website - medium format and 4k don't really shine on a phone - link you-know-where. A very big thank you and feeling of appreciation for the Kelsey family and everyone at @ninequartercircle and @krisreytalley for the creative partnership and being a pal.
Watching over a hundred horses run across open country in Western Montana is mesmerizing. With the mountains as a backdrop and the movement of thousand pound animals running around you as a focus, the experience is quite a thrill. And - it turns out - lots of hard work. The team of wranglers working around the herd to keep them safe and on path was incredible. An impressive hard day of work that I can't imagine accomplishing. A few photos of the scenes and team here. | @ninequartercircle @mnml.tv
Dusk on the range. The night before the round up family and friends from @ninequartercircle gather to help prepare the herd and to catch-up across a campfire. Music and food and drink make for a celebratory atmosphere. I’ve observed some cowboys can sing but all cowboys think they can sing. A quick and intense rainstorm briefly interrupted the mood before giving way to one of the prettiest skies I've ever seen. I slept soundly on the ground that night, excited for a big tomorrow. | @mnml.tv
NEW WORK: A personal project I've spent the summer on and am very proud of. Film and photographs from @ninequartercircle ranch documenting the Kelsey family tradition of wrangling their herd of horses overland through beautiful Western Montana. To watch the entire film and see the photographs tap the link in my bio or swipe through in my stories. Lots of love and work into this project. ⠀ Special thanks to Kameron Kelsey and the entire Kelsey family for the welcoming hospitality. ⠀ director: me dp: @krisreytalley, me color: @color__collective