A Master of Light...
Ken will tell you that it is all about the light.
A graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Ken spent the early years of his career learning lighting and production techniques in New York. He made Arizona his home in 1996, and for many years served his clients' high-end advertising and product photography and video needs from his studio in downtown Phoenix.
Ken's high benchmarks for quality, an easy-going personality and many years of professional experience have time and again benefited noted national clients such as Tommy Bahama, LG, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Rockford Fosgate and Banner Health Foundation.
Ken’s exceptional photography is featured in coffee table books, beautifully showcasing the couture collections of fashion icons such as James Galanos, Cristobal Balenciaga, Badgley Mischka, Ralph Rucci, Tatiana Sorokko and Ann Bonfoey Taylor. Ken also applied his talent and experience to the book “The Tom Mix Cord: Saga of a Western Film Star’s Classic Motorcar”.
In the summer of 2013, Ken Howie made his way back to his home state, North Dakota, to move into the next phase of his career plans - documentary filmmaking. He made his directorial debut with Hardship to Freedom (2015), a documentary celebrating the spirit of the Ukrainian pioneers and their immigration, homesteading in North Dakota in the early 1900's.
An introduction to television producer Kevin Holten in 2014 revealed a common passion for the history of western heritage, and a desire to capture and share the stories of yesteryear that shaped the ranching and rodeo lifestyle of today. By 2015, the pair’s television series “Special Cowboy Moments” was airing weekly on North Dakota NBC stations, with Ken seated as Director of Photography. Early 2017 marked the leap to national television with the series debut on RFD-TV where it continues to air twice weekly.
Ken’s latest documentary project, Feek’s Vision, tells the story of how one man, with an amazing string of bucking horses, changed the future of rodeo. The film is currently in production, with a scheduled premiere in May 2023 during the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, with showings currently scheduled in 4 states, and nationally on The Cowboy Channel.