Hi. I'm Todd.
I am a photographer. I earn my living making farm photos, ranch photos, and photos of Montana. And video, too. I spend much of my time working in remote, rural places photographing the interesting people, places, and things I find there. I hope my photos show my fondness for Montana where I find many of the subjects you see my photos, but I also serve much of the Dakotas, Wyoming, Idaho, and eastern Washington.
When not making farm & ranch photos, I am busy making horse photography, travel photography, and Montana commercial photography for ag-related businesses, ad agencies, and publishers. I also do much work photographing American industry, including telecommunications, oil and gas, electricity, architecture, and construction.
Havre, Montana is currently my base of operations, but I consider the dusty roads of Montana my home as I travel from one corner of the state to the other serving my clients and making the photos and videos you see on this website.
Commercial clients... . . .
— American Calendars (Shorewest Realtors)
— Animal Welfare Institute
— American Minerals
— American Prairie Reserve
— Ampersand Agency (Cavender's)
— Banik Communications (Central Montana Tourism)
— Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites
— Billings Clinic
— Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
— BMW Spain
— BNSF Railways
— Broadhead (Boehringer Ingelheim)
— Brighton Agency (Monsanto/WestBred Wheat)
— Carter Design Group
— CBS Television Studios
— Central Montana
— Central Valley Helicopters
— Cherbo Publishing Group
— City of Madison, Wisconsin
— Compendium Publishing
— Concept Arts
— Dane County, Wisconsin
— Dick's Sporting Goods
— Enell, Inc.
— Essential Living Foods
— Eye Level Art Services (Hampton Inn & Suites)
— Gabriel deGrood Bendt Ad Agency (Crystal Farms Cheese)
— Gary & Leo's IGA
— Great Falls International Airport
— Havre Chamber of Commerce
— HG Arts
— Hite Beer USA
— Hoffman York (Montana Office of Tourism)
— Integrated Art Group
— Journal Communications
— Katalyst Group
— Laughlin Constable (Wisconsin Office of Tourism)
— Leadership Montana
— Leo Burnett Ad Agency (General Motors)
— MercuryCSC (Montana Office of Tourism)
— Montana Community Development Corporation
— Montana Department of Agriculture
— Montana Farm Bureau
— Montana Office of Tourism
— Mountain View Co-op
— MTI Investments
— National Conference of State Legislators
— National Geographic
— Northern Montana Hospital
— Paoli Gallery & Print Shop
— Pearson Education, Inc.
— Picture Road
— Province of Alberta
— RedRhino Ad Agency (Bridgestone)
— Remedy Health Media
— Richards Group Ad Agency
— Shine United
— Somerset Group (Mattel / Fisher-Price)
— State of Montana Department of Agriculture
— State of Minnesota
— Stockman Bank
— Sweet Medical Center
— Talech, Inc.
— Te Pari Products
— Thorndike Press
— Treasure State Quarter Horses
— Triangle Communications
— Triangle Mobile
— Verizon Communications
— U.S. Hay Producers
— University of New South Wales
— University of Wisconsin
— Vermont Quarterly
— The Wendt Ad Agency
— United Nations
— Weldon Owen Publishing
— Wild Sky Beef
— World Health Organization (WHO)
— Yellowstone Association
— And more...
Editorial clients... . . .
— American Cowboy
— Billings Gazette
— Boston Magazine
— Canadian Cowboy Country
— Cowboys & Indians Magazine
— Cowgirl Magazine
— Country Magazine
— Culture Magazine
— Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
— Distinctly Montana Magazine
— ESPN The Magazine
— Farm406 Magazine
— Forage Magazine
— GQ Magazine
— Great Falls Tribune
— Helena Independent Record
— Madison Magazine
— Montana Magazine
— Montana Lifestyles Magazine
— Montana Outdoors Magazine
— Montana Quarterly
— The Montana Standard
— People Magazine
— Photography Week
— Popular Photography
— Range Magazine
— Ratchet+Wrench Magazine
— Rural Montana Magazine
— Signature Montana
— Sports Illustrated
— Sporting News
— Times Literary Supplement (TLS)
— Tri-State Livestock News
— USA Today
— Vermont Quarterly
— Western Horseman Magazine
— What Digital Camera Magazine
— Wisconsin Trails Magazine
— And more...
Awards and recognition... . . .
— Country Magazine's Rural Photography Contest/1st Place (2017)
— Intl. Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Photography/Landscape (2017)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Portrait Photo/1st Place (2017)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Livestock Photo/3rd Place (2017)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Crops Photo/1st Place (2017)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Crops Photo/2nd Place (2017)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Crops Photo/3rd Place (2017)
— Intl. Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Photography/Overall Winner (2016)
— Intl. Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Photography/People (2016)
— Country Magazine's Rural Photography Contest/1st Place (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Emerging Photographer of the Year (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Photo of the Year (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Portrait Photo/1st Place (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Picture Story/1st Place (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Feature Photo/2nd Place (2016)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Livestock Photo/2nd Place (2016)
— State of Montana Treasured Montana Artist (2014)
Exhibitions... . . .
— Bohn's Bones Arts (Malta, Montana) "Last American Cowboys" (2018)
— Artitudes Art Gallery (Havre, Montana) "Last American Cowboys" (2017)
— Toffler's (New Glarus, Wisconsin) "Farms & Barns" (2017)
— Triple Dog Brewing Company (Havre, Montana) "Rural Montana" (2017)
— Marzen Art Gallery (Madison, Wisconsin) "Depiction" (2015)
— Montana State Capitol (Helena, Montana) "Treasured Montana Artist" (2014)
Professional affiliations... . . .
— American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA)
— Montana High Tech Business Alliance (MHTBA)
— Montana Professional Photographers Association (MPPA)
— National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
— Professional Photographers Association (PPA)
I bet you didn't know... . . .
— I grew up on a dairy farm.
— I began driving at age 9 and totaled the family pickup truck at age 13.
— I have very nearly been gored by a bull. Twice.
— I found an 8,000 year old arrowhead in Finland.
— Growing up my favorite tractor was the Massey Ferguson Super 90.
— I am also an NFL team owner.
— I have never eaten a peanut butter & jelly sandwich in my life.
— I once managed the construction of over 1000 cellular tower sites across the U.S.
— One of my photos was chosen for the God Made a Farmer commerical...and then cut.
— I hope to one day photograph Iceland, Mongolia, and the Falkland Islands.
— My favorite charity is Kiva Microfunds.