Stephen Collector

Residing in Boulder since 1971, Stephen Collector began a career as a freelance photographer, self-taught for the most part. Photographs from his Brand Inspector project appeared in the award-winning books Cowboy: The Enduring Myth of the Wild West and his own Law of the Range: Portraits of Old-Time Brand Inspectors, and he was chosen as an Artist in Residency at Mesa Verde National Park (2010) and the Frank Waters Foundation (2012). He freelances for top national magazines and periodicals, and his work has appeared in a number of institutions and galleries. In covering Colorado and the entire Western region, Collector shot a striking portfolio of 1980s music stars, which he shares with the Colorado Music Experience.