Montana Photo Art
Brenda Corbin and Roy Jacobson have owned and operated Montana Photo Art for over 12 years. They have traveled the country photographing landscapes, portraits and many other subjects.
Roy Jacobson grew up in northwest Wisconsin and discovered his love of photography at an early age walking the forests and canoeing the many streams in that area.
He started making photographs with his grandmother’s old Kodak 120 box-camera in high school and moved on to using 35mm cameras while working for the U. S. National Park Service. His career with the park service took him to many parts of the United States and Mexico where he discovered his love of history and photographing the interesting people inhabiting these magnificent places.
Roy works as a freelance photographer using 6x7 Mamiya and vintage 4x5 Graflex "Crown Graphic" cameras with 7 inch pan flash and #25 flash bulbs. He divides his time between Kalispell, Montana and throughout the Sonoran Desert region of Arizona and Mexico.
"It’s a birth of sorts, you know. Your creation emerges with a sense of achievement as a baby emerging from the womb.
By the same token, there’s a sense of disappointment when the result of your hard work is less than you hoped for. Works of art, be they children or photographs, can never be perfect.
I suppose if you’re lucky, they might be interesting."
- Minette Walters