Traditional Icelandic Sheep Herding for Iceland Air Stopover Magazine and LA Times

In September of 2017, I traveled to Iceland to document the annual sheep round-ups, or rettirs, that happen throughout the country, along with fellow photographer, Ross Weinburg and writer Karen Carmichael. We immersed ourselves in this longstanding tradition where each fall, locals and those from near and far travel to the north to spend days in the high-country on horseback rounding up hundreds of sheep that have been roaming free since the early spring. The event is a ton of work and takes multiple days, but in the end, is full of community, fun, and festivities for both young and old alike. Published in Iceland Air Stopover Magazine, and LA Times. See more under Project section on this site, and in the links below:

https://www.icelandair.com/blog/celebrating-rettir/
https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-iceland-sheep-20180805-story.html
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf 2017

RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LATimes_4094.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_2780.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_2978.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_3490.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_3641.jpg
 Northern Iceland - September 11th 2017:  A young local girl waits with her horses before the start of the round-up. Icelandic horses are the backbone and emblem of many northern Icelandic communities. This is for a travel story on Iceland's sheep roundup.
 Iceland, Maelifellsrétt - September 10th 2017:  Kristin Snæland's daughter, Alma Karen Snæland, 15, has attended sheep round-ups since she was four years old. Though, she’s not much into the sorting now, her parents wanted her to experience it because it is part of Icelandic tradition, and she does still enjoy the festivities. This is for a travel story on Iceland Sheep Roundups.
 Iceland, Mælifellsrétt - September 10th 2017:  Once the sheep are rounded up from the high country, they are packed into the center of the rétt for sorting by the farmers. Tags on the sheeps’ ear identify which farm they belong to. This is for a travel story on Iceland's sheep roundup.
 Iceland, Valley of Mælifellsdalur -September 8th 2017:  The round-ups involve many, many hours on horseback in the high country, so those traveling together decide when it’s time to take a break. Here, Guðmundur Óskar Guðmundsson of Akureyri, catches a quick nap, while two local children pick berries.
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_7027.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer__Montana.Photographer_5317.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_3689.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_3183.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_5261.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_RStumpf_LATimes_IcelandSheepherding_4122.jpg
 Iceland, Starrastaðir- September 11th 2017:  Mother and Son, Sara Reykdal and Úlfar Hörður Sveinsson, take inventory on the sheep that they rounded up for the winter at their farm, Starrastaðir. This is for a travel story on Iceland's sheep roundup.
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_IcelandSheep_4636.jpg
 Iceland , Lake Myvátn - September 2017: September 1 is the official start of winter in Iceland, and the time when the Northern Lights start to appear. Here, a spectacular aurora shines over Lake Myvátn in northern Iceland.  This is for a travel story on Iceland Sheep Roundups.

Denver Culinary Hot Spots for Condé Nast Traveler Online

Photographed some top Denver culinary spots for Condé Nast Traveler online…Old Major, Bar Dough, and Señor Bear.
All images © Rebecca Stumpf

RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler2.jpg
Fried Chicken and Waffles and more at Old Major in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Old Major in Denver by Boulder Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Old Major in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Old Major in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler6_oldMajor.jpg
Pizza and other food items at Bar Dough in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Bar Dough in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Bar Dough in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler1_SenorBear.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler1.jpg
The interior of Senor Bear in Denver by Boulder/Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
Yummy food items at Senor Bear in Denver by Denver Colorado Editorial Photographer Rebecca Stumpf
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler2_.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Montana.Photographer_CondeNastTraveler11.jpg

Denver Artist Stella Maria Baer for Luxe Magazine

Denver Artist Stella Maria Baer is known for her beautiful planetary and desert watercolor paintings, often painted with watercolors she makes from gathered earth and rocks throughout her travels in the southwest. Photographed for Luxe Magazine.
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf

Stella Maria Baer paints in her studio in Denver, Colorado. Photographed for Luxe Magazine. Denver Editorial Photographer, Rebecca Stumpf, Colorado Editorial Photographer.
Denver artist Stella Maria Baer paints in her studio. Photographed for Luxe Magazine, by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Editorial Photographer, Montana Editorial Photographer.
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer3.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer4.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer5.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer6.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer6.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer7.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer8.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer9.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer10.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_Montana.Editorial.Photographer_LuxeMagazine_StellaMariaBaer88.jpg

Weaving Within Reach Book Shoot | Flax and Twine

Last year, Anne Weil of Denver-based Flax and Twine reached out to me about shooting her second upcoming book called Weaving Within Reach, published by Penguin Random House. It was a week-long project with an amazing team of women, including styling by Natalie Warady, and assistant help by Jimena Peck. We shot at locations around Colorado such as the Amigo Motor Lodge in Salida, the Bread Bar in Silver Plume and in Westcliffe, Colorado. I LOVED being a part of this project. Enjoy some sample spreads, as well as some favorite images from the book. And be sure and check out Flax and Twine’s site…she is an amazing source of endless inspiration! Models: Ryder Ellis, Morgan Owens
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf 2018

Cover image of Anne Weil’s book Weaving Within Reach, photographed by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Lifestyle Photographer.
Amigo Motor Lodge in Salida, Colorado by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Editorial Photographer Boulder Editorial Photographer Colorado Lifestyle Photographer
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach5616.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach1.jpg
Sample spread of Anne Weil’s book Weaving Within Reach with photography by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Denver Boulder Editorial Commercial Photographer.
WeavingWithinReach_Spread6Blurred.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach5428.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach9869.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach_9885.jpg
WeavingWithinReach_Spread4Blurred.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach5686.jpg
Sample spread of Anne Weil’s book Weaving Within Reach with photography by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Denver Boulder Editorial Commercial Photographer.
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach0785.jpg
Westcliffe, Colorado shot for Weaving Within Reach with photography by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Denver Boulder Editorial Commercial Photographer.
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach_9757.jpg
WeavingWithinReach_Spread8Blurred.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach_7240.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach_6978.jpg
WeavingWithinReach_Spread7Blurred.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach_7306.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_WeavingWithinReach6974.jpg
Rstumpf_9632E.jpg

The Story of Cochineal in the Canary Islands for Knit Wit Magazine

Just over 60 miles off the western coast of Morocco lie the Canary Islands: seven Spanish islands that are historically considered the bridge between Africa, Asia, and Europe. Within this deep history lies the story of cochineal, a small insect that grows on prickly pear cactus and produces a spectrum of red, from soft lilacs to deep crimson. To understand the Canaries, to understand the color red, you have to understand cochineal. 
So, that’s what we set out to do. Two photographers, we met in Montana a decade ago, and later made a pact to take a workshop together every year. This year, we decided to go on an adventure instead, to follow the story of cochineal on the Canary Islands—first, on the lush and tropical Gran Canaria and then on black, volcanic Lanzarote." -excerpt from fellow photographer and decade-long friend, Greta Rybus' and my article in the latest issue of Knit Wit Magazine.
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf for Knit Wit Magazine

Cochineal dying in Gran Canaria in The Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Chana Perrera of the association Milana in Lanzarote, Canary Islands harvests cochineal in her field of prickly pear cacti by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
A detail of cochineal being transferred between cacti with the use of a mesh bag in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
A detail of cochineal in a tray with a harvesting spoon in the Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Lorenzo Perez, Jr., harvests cochineal at his farm Canaturex in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Details of yarn dyed with cochineal in the Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Hands holding two cups of natural dye liquid with cochineal...various shades by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Uli Güse is a natural dyer in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Detail of dried cochineal ready to be used for natural dyes by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Chana Perrera at Association Milana in Lanzarote, Canary Islands poses with freshly harvested cochineal by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Lorenzo Perez Sr, and Jr., harvest cochineal in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
Chana Perrera at Association Milana in Lanzarote, Canary Islands poses with a scarf dyed with cochineal by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
A scarf dyed with cochineal blows in the wind by RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_KintWit1.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_KintWit2.jpg
RebeccaStumpf.Food.Travel.Lifestyle.Denver.Boulder.Colorado.Photographer_KintWit3.jpg

Homebody for 5280 Home

Homebody shot for 5280 Home Magazine, April 2018.
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf for 5280 Home

Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle
Homebody Shop in Denver, Colorado shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder, Colorado Editorial and Commercial Food Travel Lifestyle Photographer
Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle
Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle Photographer
Dory Pratt of Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle
Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle Photographer
Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle Photographer
Homebody shop in Denver, Colorado, shot for 5280 Home April/May 2018 by Rebecca Stumpf Denver Boulder Editorial and Commercial Photographer Food Travel Lifestyle Photographer

Outside Magazine: Did Air BnB Kill the Mountain Town?

An interesting story on a small Colorado mountain town, Crested Butte, and the Air B n B debate...Did Air BnB Kill the Mountain Town? https://www.outsideonline.com/2198726/did-airbnb-kill-mountain-town
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf for Outside Magazine

Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine1.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine1.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine3.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine4.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine7.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine6.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine7.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine29.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine89.jpg
Rstumpf_1695E.jpg
Rstumpf_OutsideMagazine39.jpg
Rstumpf_1727E.jpg

Recent Publications: 5280, 5280 Home, and Kraft

Some recent editorial and commercial tearsheets as of late...

Current issue of 5280:

rstumpf_5280.jpg

Current issue of 5280 Home (*image on left side of Wild Things page is not mine)

rstumpf_sacredthistle.jpg

5280 Home, again

rstumpf_52801.jpg
rstumpf_52802.jpg

Did a little bit of a different kind of food shoot with CP+B for Stove Top Stuffing. Pretty fun! Styled by Nancy Zamparelli.

rstumpf_stovetop
rstumpf_stovetop.jpg
rstumpf_stovetop.jpg
rstumpf_stovetop.jpg

More to come...from Runner's World, Chase Bank, Forbes Japan, and S'Park Boulder.