About These Images

What am I seeing?

Look closely at these photographs. The skiers in the Skier Series are miniature antique toys from the 1930's and 40's photographed high in the mountains at premier ski resorts. These tiny figures draw you in, evoke a nostalgic feeling for the dawn of skiing but are presented in a vibrant, modern context. The mix of old and new creates a great visual addition to any home or mountain space. These images showcase the beauty of mountain landscapes with a wink of whimsy designed to draw the viewer in and surprise and delight.   

All images are taken on site and not photoshopped to appear on location. 

In addition to the skier series, I have a number of other series that play well in mountain homes. Some are not listed here on the website. Contact for more info.

The new Corduroy Studies are original pieces consisting of twenty-five or more individual pigment prints of freshly groomed snow, also known as corduroy. The images are arranged, individually float mounted and placed just so. The individual images were all shot early in the morning at a ski resort before the rush of skiers arrived. Together these images create movement where none exists.  All images are printed on cotton rag with archival inks. Images shown here on the web are likenesses to commissioned work.

The Cabin Fever Series was inspired by designs from western rugs, blankets and traditional quilts often seen in mountain homes, and is made up of hundreds of Hooey Mountain images. Brought together, they are transformed to a new art form. These designs are customizable and scale great for large space.  They pair well with any of the toy skier or other athlete photographs.

There are so many more images and some works of art that are not yet uploaded to this site. I add more images throughout a year, so check back regularly.  For many of the vertical shots, there is often a horizontal versions and vice versa. Don't hesitate to ask if you need a different orientation of an image or are looking for something specific to fill a space. I chose a variety of images to put on the website that I thought suited many different styles. If you follow @hooeymountain on Instagram you'll be treated to many more images. If you see something you like on Instagram not offered here, contact me and I can let you know if it is available to purchase.

Finally, a few people have asked where each of the skier photos were shot. I have visited many of your home mountains, but sometimes the weather does not cooperate for the days that I am there and I would not want you to feel left out of the fun.  So think of the skiers as photographed where ever you want them to be or that they simply exist in your mind on Hooey Mountain. I hope the photos conjure in you the broad feeling of happiness you associate with skiing without tying into a single experience or place.

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Vintage Toy Skier with quarter for scale