First Friday: Michael Graef

  • Sushi Hana Downtown 403 North Higgins Avenue Missoula, MT, 59802 United States

Artist Bio:

I got into the world of photography and film through my involvement with parkour. I’d use cameras to document progression in parkour and tell the stories of our parkour community and it’s travels. Through parkour related travel, I was exposed to vastly different landscapes and worlds, and it seemed to be a waste to not document them as well. 

Eventually, photography and film sprouted into their own passions, allowing me to explore a new creative outlet that had been previously untapped. I am most inspired by nature and relationships with people, specifically the development of communities. 

Artist Statement:

My choice of subject comes from a place of simplicity and power. My goals are twofold: evoke emotion and inspire connection with nature. I aim to show both the beauty and raw power of nature through scale and mystery.