Kurt Markus' American West
Kurt Markus was born and raised in rural Montana and grew up photographing the outdoors, ranches, and herds. When the magazine and fashion worlds turned their heads west to create campaigns and editorials, Markus was their guy. He understood the scorching light, deep shadows, and landscapes of the American desert, and he used this knowledge to craft his fashion photography. The exhibition “Kurt Markus: The Fashion Years, 1987-2014” at Verve Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, includes his favorite work from those years, all printed by him. Black-and-white photographs of Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and the outdoors will leave you feeling like you were under that same western sun.