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

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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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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.
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Ultra Runner Clare Gallagher for 5280 Magazine

Ultra Runner Clare Gallagher for 5280.
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf

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Ultra Runner Clare Gallagher photographed for 5280 Magazine in Boulder, Colorado.
Super runner Clare Gallagher photographer for 5280.

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
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Sample spread of Anne Weil’s book Weaving Within Reach with photography by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Denver Boulder Editorial Commercial Photographer.
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Westcliffe, Colorado shot for Weaving Within Reach with photography by Rebecca Stumpf Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Denver Boulder Editorial Commercial Photographer.
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Weekend in Denver for Adventure Sports Network with Danner Boots

Photographed a piece for Adventure Sports Network, which was a collaboration with Danner Boots. Weekend in Denver! See more here: https://www.adventuresportsnetwork.com/travel/weekends/weekends-denver-winter-romping-around-mile-high-city/
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf

Denver's Death & Co Alex Jump for PUNCH

Alex Jump, the lead bartender at Death & Co in Denver shot for Punch Drink.
https://punchdrink.com/articles/alex-jump-define-culinary-cocktail-2-0-death-and-co-denver/
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf 2019

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Denver-Based Guerilla Gravity for Bicycling Magazine

Guerilla Gravity is a 13-person company in Denver, Colorado that has figured out a way to manufacture a carbon mountain bike frame in the USA, and sell it for much less than bikes made overseas. Shot on assignment for Bicycling Magazine. Also shot some video, that doesn’t show in the screen shots here, but entire story with video clips can be found at: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a26766146/guerrilla-gravity-new-carbon-mountain-bikes/
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf 2019

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Three Perfect Days in Denver for Hemispheres Magazine

Last spring and this fall, I photographed the sights and sounds of Denver for the November cover feature, Three Perfect Days, of Hemisphere’s Magazine, found in the back seat pockets of United Airlines.
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Denver-Based Long I Pie Shop for Food & Wine Magazine

Shauna Lott is the owner of the fabulous Long I Pie shop based in Denver…and rightfully so, she was recently featured in Food & Wine as one of America’s top pie makers! Be sure and get a hold of her pies, because oh my, they are delicious!
All images ©Rebecca Stumpf

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