Art Walks occur on the second Friday of each month from June through September at art galleries and businesses displaying artwork located along Main Street and at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture. The galleries feature artists' openings and receptions and often provide hors d'oeuvres and complimentary refreshments. Also, keep an eye out for local musicians playing music as your stroll Main Street in Downtown Bozeman.
This month, Country Bookshelf will feature local photographer Tim Crawford of Pheasant Farms Photos, whose popular greeting cards we carry.
Tim Crawford began working as a photographer, shooting actors’ composites, models’ portfolios, film-set stills, magazine assignments, and architectural photography, in southern California in the late 1960s. He photographed two California lifestyle books: one on hot tubs and one on beaches, in the ‘70s. In recent years he has worked on several conservation projects with aerial photography, while still doing some magazine and product work. He has a permanent exhibit in the Northern Plans Resource Council Building in Billings, and his photographs of local ranchers are on display at the Open Range restaurant in Bozeman.
He has been photographing flowers of the Rocky Mountain region for decades. These current wildflower photos are the product of a new technique. Using a Nikon D-300 camera, an assortment of lenses, and an ancient Norman studio strobe system, he now brings the flowers into his studio and photographs them against a black velvet backdrop. Presenting a flower removed from its natural setting changes the relationship of the flower and the viewer. Chuck Watson, an attorney and friend, has said of Tim’s photographs, “I’ll never see wildflowers the same again.” These have been on exhibit at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, ECCE Gallery, F-11 Camera, Cello Gallery, and Sundog Gallery of Bozeman. They have also been exhibited at the Roundup Memorial Hospital. This photography is a juxtaposition of his love of nature and studio technique.