Montana Photographic Arts is owned and operated by husband and wife team Gene Rodman and Tracy Shaw.
I have always had an interest in photography and after experiencing the beauty of Yosemite as a teenager realized what an amazing affect nature has on me. I have traveled extensively throughout the western United States and have taken many photographs to record my adventures.
In 1994 I chose Red Lodge, a small town in Montana, to start a new life where I met my wife Tracy. In 2003 we bought 20 acres north of town where we built our gallery and studio. The gallery showcases ours and other regional photographer's fine art landscape artwork. I also teach photography classes to new and intermediate photographers. Our gallery is also set up to help educate the public regarding different methods of photography. We have been studying with photographer of the year in Australia, Sue Bryce to learn how to take glamorous portraits of women. We find it very fulfilling to watch a woman realize how beautiful she really is and to learn to lovingly accept herself.
It is our intention to create a welcoming atmosphere at our gallery/studio where people can feel comfortable being photographed or browsing the beautiful artwork on our walls. I love to talk photography with anyone who is interested. Our gallery is located 5.5 miles north of Red Lodge right off highway 212. Our normal operating hours are Wed-Sun 10-6 or call (406) 446-0335 to make an appointment.
Gene Rodman and Tracy Shaw