Todd Klassy Todd Klassy Photography  Phone: +1 (406) 282-1718 Email:  todd@toddklassy.com   https://www.toddklassy.com

Todd Klassy
Todd Klassy Photography

Phone: +1 (406) 282-1718
Email: todd@toddklassy.com
https://www.toddklassy.com

Hi…

I am a Montana commercial photographer who loves telling the story of the agriculture with my camera.

I make farm photos, ranching photos, and photos of the beautiful state of Montana. And I now make stock video, too! When I’m not working on assignment for a magazine, business, or ad agency, I spend much of my time working in remote, rural places of America making stock photos of the interesting people, places, and things I find along the way. I hope my photos show how fond I am of Montana where I find many of the subjects you see my photos. But I also work in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Wisconsin, too.

My fortes of course include agriculture photography and cowboy photography, but as a Montana commercial photographer I mostly work for ag-related businesses, ad agencies, and publishers. I also spend much time making photos of American industry, including oil and gas, telecommunications, electricity, architecture, and construction.

Havre, Montana is my home base, but I mostly work on the road and consider the dusty roads of rural America my home as I travel from one corner of Montana to the other (and elsewhere across the country, too) to serve my clients and make the photos and videos you see here.

Let’s connect.

Do you have a question, want to license a photo, or hire me for an assignment? Let me know. I’d love to hear from you. I usually respond quickly.

 

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
— Brandtricity
— 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
— Neogen
— 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
— Semex
— 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
— Newsweek
— 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... . . .

— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Photo of the Year (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Feature Story/1st Place (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Crops Photo/1st Place (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Picture Story/1st Place (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Livestock Photo/2nd Place (2018)
— American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) Advertorial Photos/2nd Place (2018)
— 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.

Follow me online... . . .

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Some of My Select Clients

 
 
 

You are also invited to see my work in person at:
Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites, 1425 U.S. Highway 2 NW, Havre, Montana 59501

Categories:  Advertising Photographers, Commercial Photographers, Editorial Photographers, Professional Photographers