By Richelle Primm, SVI Media
Mallory Winters, wildlife and landscape photographer, said Star Valley, Wyoming, is one of the prettiest places in the country which has helped him discover his passion for photography.
“I specialize in panoramic photos,” Winters said. “They’re really large pictures that people can put up and get a full view up on their walls.”
Winters said he and his wife started a photography business about three or four years ago. They manage a gallery in Afton and do online business, as well, through their website.
Winters said he first got interested in photography through his sister. Once he got his initial interest through her, he said he started noticing places where breath-taking photos could be taken.
“I travel to really beautiful places that not many get to see due to my work as a lineman,” Winters said. “I would go back to these places and take pictures…this is how I found my love for landscape and wildlife photography.”
Winters said he and his wife do a few things to make their products unique.
“I have a love for woodworking and I really enjoy building frames along with taking the pictures,” he said. “I really enjoy this because I can make the products a one of a kind for our customers.”
Another specialty for their products is the material they print the photos on, he said. The photos can be printed on a material requested by the customer, but their most popular is having the photos printed on canvas, which gives the photo a hand painted kind of look. All of their products are also coated with a special UV protectant, so customers don’t have to worry about sun damage and can just wipe it clean when it gets dusty.
Winters said, “I love getting out and finding the places people aren’t often going to see. I get a kick out of people saying, ‘Wow, that’s amazing, I’ve never seen that before.’”
Winters’s gallery is also shared with several other local artists and craftsmen. The gallery has doTerra jewelry, native american flutes, watercolor art, hummingbird quilting, and more.
Alesia Winters, Mallory’s wife, said the gallery also has a classroom space available and are open to helping instructors of all kinds provide a place for them to teach their classes.
She said they can provide two long tables that can fit up to 20 people. Anyone who is interested in teaching classes can teach at their artisan center where it’s safe and an affordable price.
Mallory Winters Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. If you’re interested in hosting a class in their Artisan Center, call (307) 880-3066. You can also visit their website, www.mallorywintersphotography.com or their Facebook page, Mallory Winters Photography.