Black Hills

Photos from the Black Hills in South Dakota.

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, South Dakota

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary & Angostura Reservoir | South Dakota

The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Angostura Reservoir are located near each other. Angostura is a popular place among fisherman and is also very good place to take photos in the Black Hills. The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is also good place for photos if there are any horses in the vicinity of the road. I was lucky and was able to get a few photos of a heard that was kept just off of the road. I used my Canon A2 and black and white film to take these photos. This was an experiment for me and I actually lost this roll of film only to discover it a few years later.

Roller Derby | Rapid City, South Dakota

Roller derby has gained a new popularity in recent years and this trend has not been missed in Rapid City, South Dakota. I attended this event in 2011 and had a great time photographing the action. Two teams went head to head and the derby was a bruising affair. I processed the photos in black and white because I wanted to capture the essence of the event.

Rapid City Roller Derby, South Dakota
Rapid City Roller Derby, South Dakota
Rapid City Roller Derby, South Dakota
Spearfish, South Dakota Pow Wow

Pow Wow | Spearfish, South Dakota

The Spearfish Pow Wow in South Dakota was held in the early spring. The Lakota Sioux tribe put on their best regalia and danced to ancient songs of their ancestors. I was there in awe with my camera. The event was held indoors in a high school gym and was a great relief from the long Winter in the Black Hills. I processed the photos in color to feature the beautiful regalia. Some of these photos were published in a nation Native American magazine.