David Stoecklein launched his photography career by taking lifestyle shots of skiing, fishing, hiking, and biking, landing assignments for companies such as Coca-Cola, Ski Magazine, L.L. Bean, Reebok, Timberland and Scientific Angler. It was not long, however, before he turned his lens to his neighbors on the great ranches of the West.
Stoecklein’s fascination with the ranching heritage of the American West led him to befriend, and subsequently photograph, the men and women still breathing life into the mythical figure of the cowboy. David’s passion for preserving the traditions and beliefs of the country’s honest, hard-working cowboys and cowgirls gradually earned him their respect. With that respect came an open invitation to share in their lives, and the great responsibility to honor their trust.
Stoecklein contributes and works closely with publications, such as Western Horseman, Farm and Ranch Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, Working Ranch magazine, Orvis, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photographer, Big Sky Journal and many more. Dave’s original photographs reside in many personal collections as well as museums and galleries around the world.
One of the accomplished master photographers in Canon’s “Explorers of Light” education and inspiration program, Stoecklein has been recognized by the editors of True West magazine as the “Best Living Photographer of the West” for the past four years. The distinguished award is given each year as part of the magazine’s “Best of the West” issue.
As part of the National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West exhibit, Stoecklein will speak about his experiences with Western photography and his trips out west.
There is no fee for the seminar, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please register by calling 317.275.1310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Roberts Camera and Canon.
*photo by David Stocklein