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About the Artist

San Diego Photographer Mark Montgomery has specialized in Black & White Photography for over 30 years. He started out with film and transformed a 1958 Silver Bullet Airstream trailer into his darkroom on wheels. His passion for Black and White Photography led him to develop an intricate hand coloring technique, transforming each photograph into an original work of art.

He moved and pulled the 1958 Airstream to the Four Corners and landed in Cortez, Colorado in 2000.

Although much of his work is from film, he has also converted to digital and has now repurposed and gave new life to his beloved Silver Bullet Airstream. The Airstream now sits on his and his partner’s 80-acre property nestled into the red rock canyon that adjoins “Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.”  The Silver Bullet now serves as an Airbnb experience for guests to enjoy and have a relaxing experience while exploring the many miles of trails in the hidden canyons minus the crowds.


Some Credits

Studied photography at University of California at San Diego 

Wedding & event photographer for “Illuminarts Photography” in Durango, Colorado, for over 20 years.

Mark’s art has been featured in books, magazines and newspapers

On site photographer for “Crow Canyon Archaeology Center” and “Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center”,  in Colorado.

Mark’s art was featured and sold in Palm Springs, California, at “Just Fabulous,” “5001 Home Collections,” and “Just Modern.”

Most recently, Mark’s art was shown during Modernism Week in Palm Springs at “Pompeii De Las Palmas,”

“Just Modern” and in a home designed by renowned architect William Krisel in Palm Springs.

Interior Makeovers by Terri Wise featured on HGTV has included my art in her home designs.

You can view more of Terri Wise’s work at


Galleries include:

Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art
Prescott, Az

Woodman/Shimko Gallery
Palm Springs, California

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
New York City, NY

Taos Company
Taos, NM

(And numerous galleries that have come and gone over the years. But the art is here to stay.)


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