All I can say is wow! What a dramatic setting for our 4th short film. The Absaroka mountain range was the backdrop during the filming of Western photographer Allen Russell. It had snowed two days earlier (yes it snowed on October 1st) so the peaks were a brilliant white and on Friday the skies had finally cleared just long enough to make for the perfect day.
Allen has been a contributing artist for a few years and photographs what he knows best, “Life in the American West”. He has made “The West” home and has traveled extensively throughout. His experiences and knowledge include, horse trainer, a one man/one horse ride from Canada to Mexico down The Rocky Mountains, big game outfitter, guide, rancher and World traveler. Allen’s work is based on his belief that “real life” is stranger and more interesting than fiction, especially in the American West. The American West is much more than just a physical location, it is a concept, a feeling and a way of being. Allen’s models are real people and animals doing what they know best. All aspects of The West are captured but Allen is especially interested in the current changes the American West faces and its unique people and critters at work and play. To see Allen’s work please visit his page on WildWestPhotos.com. To see the still photos from this film shoot please visit the Wild West Photos Facebook page.