There's a freedom of spirit that runs wild in Montana...and in the Paradise Valley south of Bozeman, that freedom is palpable. The valley runs long and narrow, lined by sweeping mountains and capped by the Big Sky, one that seems to go on forever. Recently I was one of 45 selected photographers to attend a photography workshop put on by The Collective Quarterly, a beautiful and inspiring magazine about discovery; it was fitting we met in Montana. Top industry professionals from Time Magazine, Patagonia, and more, shared their insight, knowledge and experience in the industry during our week together. They reviewed all 45 of our portfolios, one-on-one, providing guidance and inspiration for us on our creative paths. It was a truly magical week, one that left me with some serious nostalgia for Montana, and with new ways of seeing. So grateful for all the amazing beings I met there and whom inspired me on this journey.
All images © Rebecca Stumpf