Creating visual permanence in a world of relentless motion.

Animal photography

Photographs of Painted Lady Butterflies

As many of you here in Colorado have seen, Painted lady butterflies have been everywhere this year.  Here are a few photographs of them I shot this afternoon – I hope they brighten your day!

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Denver, CO – October 4, 2017 A photograph of a Painted Lady butterfly in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Photographer: Matthew Staver 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com

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In The Yards

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To see more from this project, a more comprehensive gallery is on my website: http://www.matthewstaver.com/in-the-yards/


In The Yards (new) photograph #6

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To see more from this project, a more comprehensive gallery is on my website: http://www.matthewstaver.com/in-the-yards/


In The Yards photograph #5

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To see more from this project, a more comprehensive gallery is on my website: http://www.matthewstaver.com/in-the-yards/


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In The Yards, photo #3

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To see more from this project a full gallery is on my website here: http://www.matthewstaver.com/in-the-yards/


Documentary Photography of Denver’s Stock Show

The 110th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) held here in Denver, has concluded for the year.  I spent most of the show in the historic yards again, adding to my documentary photography project set there.  Last year my focus was portraiture. This year I created reportage style documentary photographs of “In The Yards”.

I hope to post one photograph from this new collection of photographs every few days.  Below is the first, a photograph of Klay leading a bull to get some exercise as the sun sets.

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To see more from this project a full gallery is on my website here: http://www.matthewstaver.com/in-the-yards/

 


Photographs of Wild Horses

I recently had the opportunity to photograph wild horses adopted and now living near Longmont, CO & under the care of the BLM in Cañon City, Colorado.  The horses are, of course, beautiful, amazing and large.  Below are a few of the photographs I created focusing on details that I found both beautiful and indicative of their intrinsic wild spirit.

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Urban Wildlife

2 pictures of a fox seen near my home in Denver, Colorado this morning on my way to edit pictures from a recent editorial shoot. 


Snowy + Cold

A few pictures captured while on my way to and from a photo shoot in Steamboat last week.


Walking the Cats

A mountain lion walking on a treadmill to help develop the next generation tracking collar?   Yes please!  


The Old Dog House in Florissant, Colorado

Pam and Sindy run The Old Dog House, a sanctuary for older dogs who would otherwise be homeless and unlikely to be adopted.  This is truly a fantastic place for an older canine to live out his or her last years.  They live off the grid in a cozy home in Florissant, CO and they let me spend the morning photographing them at play. (well, the dogs were playing, Pam and Sindy seem to have an endless list of chores and a lot of dog poop to scoop)