May Cover Artist: Ken Thorsen

Ken Thorsen was born and raised in beautiful Bozeman, Montana where he continues to live with his wife Maggie and one of their three sons. If you are a regular reader of Bozeman Magazine you have likely seen Ken’s past contributions of writing and photography; for several years his son Jack contributed articles on Bobcat Football. Ken’s most viewed/read article is his 2016 interview with John Mayer Backstage at Alpine Valley. If you don’t know Ken from Bozeman Magazine you may know him as the voice of the Dead Show on KGLT, Thursdays from 3-6p.m., 91.9FM.  

On March 21, 2020 five days after Montana’s first Coronavirus stay at home order was issued Ken took a photo of downtown Bozeman at 6a.m. near the corner of 4th Avenue & Main Street (below). Every day since March 23 he has posted a photo from the same downtown location at 7:30a.m.

Of the daily photo project Ken says “I started taking the pictures as a replacement for my daily routine of driving to Big Sky every morning at 7a.m. I replaced one habit for another.”

Friends online began to expect the morning photo and each image averages 50 friendly Facebook likes. One friend suggested a coffee table book when the project is complete, stay tuned.