Just outside of Big Sky, Montana and first homesteaded in 1915, the historic Lone Mountain Ranch sits at an elevation of 6,700′. A few times a week the horses move from their staging paddock to and from the high country. This transition creates a unique moment where the horses are racing together up a large hill to wide open grassland where they can move freely and graze. Working with some of the ranchers I was able to find a spot atop the hill where I would have just a few seconds to capture the majesty and grace of these beautiful animals.
Chris Crisman is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. He was born and raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the town that gave birth to the oil industry in America. Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His work has been recognized by prestigious trade organizations such as Luerzers Archive, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Graphis, and the International Photography Awards. His commercial clients include Pearl Vision, American Standard, Shell Oil, Virgin Galactic, AOL, Wells Fargo, Schwab, Belkin, Yamaha, Salesforce, Infiniti, Red Bull, Minute Maid, Cirque du Soleil, Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Heidelberg, Costco, and Allstate. He has photographed celebrities including Kevin Spacey, Richard Branson, Sebastian Vettel, Jane Goodall, and Al Gore.BACK TO PHOTO