This magnificent bison calls North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park home. Sturdy and sure-footed, they are equipped to plow through snow & contend with hot, dry summers. The Tatanka, as referred to by Native Americans, is the largest mammal on our continent. Males can reach 2,000 pounds and stand 6 feet or more at the shoulder. Roughly 1200 American bison roam wild and free here in the Badlands.
I have been photographing bison and horses since 2009. Approaching the subject as portraiture, I look to capture the essence of the animal rather than its surroundings. These animals portray a glimpse into the history of our region, while sketching a timeless story about current life here. I am loving large black and white photographs. They draw attention to details that can be lost in color and have a timelessness that remains constant.
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For all the images at this time on canvas:
Megs photographs are produced as fine art pigment photographs on canvas. They have greater depth & clarity and will not fade like traditional photographs. The framed option comes in a black float frame.
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Meg Spielman Peldo
Based in her historic loft studio in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota, Meg Spielman Peldo is an award winning artist. She is known for her contemporary twist on the genre of Western Art Photography, her recent works capture modern portrait style images of horses and bison reflecting the history of the plains. Her work is found in corporate and personal collections across the USA and abroad. She is owner of Meg Spielman Studio and a partner in Dakota Fine Art Gallery, Fargo.