Photographing the Russell Auction
The Russell Auction is over. I am in total awe every year at how smoothly everything goes for 4 straight days. It is a monumental task to say the least. I am sure if you listened closely late last Saturday night you probably heard an audible sigh of relief from everyone who did everything humanly possible to make this year’s events a success.
For me – only having to waltz in to photograph the events as they unfolded for those 4 days – I and my son Austin were among those thankful the week was over. Austin came up from Bozeman to help me cover the two big auctions and saw first hand how much fun and how totally exhausting this week is as a photographer. It’s a big job. And yet as we walked out of the event center after the auction, I was already thinking about next year and what I want to do differently to make the photography even better. I think I confirmed my level of insanity to him on the drive home.
I thought I would share a few of my favorites from this year’s Russell Auction.
These are only a very small selection of photographs I took during the week. I think between the two of us we ended up with 1,200 images to edit through and cull down to a more manageable number. The photographs will be used for the museum’s ongoing marketing efforts and as gifts for the artists and the buyers who purchased their pieces in the auctions. I thought I would share a few of my favorites from this year’s Russell Auction. I hope you enjoy them as well.
This was the third straight year that the museum asked me to cover their entire week of events. Being the chosen photographer for the Russell Museum is quite an honor. I am proud to be associated with such a prestigious client. If you haven’t been there, it is well worth the time to walk through the museum and spend time with some truly priceless pieces of art.