Art Photography of Montana
Welcome to Presentable Image featuring the works of Montana artist Nancy Greenfield.
Growing up I was always very creative. I thought that when I graduated from High School I would become a fiber artist. Instead I became a Mom and owned a small cleaning business. After years of cleaning and attuning my eye to detail I decided to do something creative again. I took photography classes from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography here in Missoula. That was 1997. A spark was ignited and a passion fueled. A new path was laid before me. Besides the fact that light and shadow became completely intriguing to me I also had a passion to bring my Great Grandfather’s story to light. My Grandmother wrote his biography On The Heels Of The Buffalo in 1983. Since I was a child I wanted to make his story into a movie but for now I’ve decided to make a photo essay. Many of my images are from this project. Using my Grandmother’s book has made it easy to follow my Great Grandfather’s trail around Montana. I am hearing many other people’s stories about Montana. With the Lewis and Clark events I have begun to want to know more than just Montana’s past 200 years. I marvel at Europe’s history and architecture. The Native Americans are speaking out now about their very long history. Their history doesn’t include elaborate architecture but does include the landscape and it’s importance. I am honored to be educated and have my mind opened. While traveling the path of my Great Grandfather I have come across many Native American landscapes. My heart wants to photograph these places and give them their Indian names back. There is a word for this. Ethnogeography. This will be another trail I travel.
I hope through my images you find the unique beauty of Montana.
May nature’s beauty reflect in you.
Nancy Greenfield of Presentable Image