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About - David Hooper

Nature is at the core of all my photography, whether it is an image as big as the universe or as small as a newborn moose. I am profoundly influenced by great nature photographers such as Thomas Mangelsen and Paul Nicklin. The broad-minded Fred Baldwin will capture your soul, and Annie Liebowitz is a master of the portrait.

I am a Mountain West photographer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My focus is on Night Skies, Wildlife and Landscapes. My hope is that my Night Sky images arouse a dramatic sense of curiosity for the mysterious expanse of space. My Wildlife and Landscape images are intended to emphasize and celebrate our public lands and the natural beauty and intrigue of our wild and untamed spaces.

In 2021, I had the pleasure of exhibiting ten pieces from my night sky collection titled “Constellation” at Courtney Collins Fine Art Gallery, Big Sky, Montana. The exhibition opened March 4, 2021. 

In the summer + fall of 2021, I will be showing a collection of photographs in a duo exhibition with famous Western oil painter Tom Gilleon at The Gilleon Reservation in Great Falls, Montana. Our collaboration, through our complimentary mediums of oil painting and photography, aims to elevate recognition of the indigenous tribes, mountain men, and immigrants of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries as well as our shared appreciation, in the 21st century, of the very same night skies and Western lands.