June Cover Artist: Chase Weissman
Growing up in Great Falls, Montana, Chase Weissman has always had a passion for the outdoors, whether its skiing, hiking, or mountain biking, which has only helped inspire and influence his film and photography. The outdoor-focused culture of Bozeman drew Chase to Montana State University, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Film; one could argue he also unofficially double-majored in skiing as well. With his camera in tow, many of Chase’s images come from adventures in the mountains with friends, ranging from candid shots, landscapes, and mid-action shots. With his photographs, Chase strives to capture the spirit and attitude of Montana and the personalities of the people here. Besides Montana and outdoor-action photography, Chase’s portraiture ranges from candids of friends and family to recent local politician campaign shots. His filmography includes various student films from the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, as well as seasonal ski edits and documentaries. Chase views his photography as a way to learn more about his native state and to document just how great it is to live under the big sky.