Kelly Engen is passionate about photography.

And has been for 43% of his life, to be exact. Kelly first picked up an SLR at 17 and thereafter was habitually lost in the college darkroom, often until the night watch would give him the boot.

Kelly has since switched from dousing paper with chemicals in the dark to experimenting with sophisticated software programs. He has pursued his passion for photography in Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, and most of the Western United States.

His photos were recently featured by the Montana Wilderness Society in a campaign to preserve the Upper Missouri River Breaks Monument, where he is also a river guide. You can find his work in regional publications and hanging in businesses across Montana.