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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 graduated top of his university class with a degree in psychology, and went on to work with at-risk youth in residential and wilderness settings. He is currently working winters as a ski photographer and instructor in NW Montana and as a river guide and landscape photographer in the summer season in central Montana.

He 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 featured by the Montana Wilderness Association in a campaign to preserve the Upper Missouri River Breaks Monument. You can find his work in regional publications and hanging in businesses across Montana. Kelly calls Missoula home.