In 1974, I moved with my wife Nancy and sons Jeremy and Chad from Northern Illinois to Colorado Springs. We love the mountains and spent all of our free time camping, fishing and traveling in Colorado and most of the Rocky Mountain states. I've always loved photography, and after a few years began to look around for opportunities in the business.
Nearly twenty-five years ago, I happened to meet up with the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), in the second year they were formed. On a whim, I asked them if I could photograph one of their events. I guess they were hard up for some publicity, and they said yes. Eventually, Nancy and I traveled around the country photographing their events and were the finals photographer in Las Vegas for six years. We met tons of interesting people and had a great time, even getting paid for our work! In time I began to write for Pro Bullrider Magazine and many other publications and have been a freelance journalist and a contributing editor for Working Ranch Magazine for more than ten years, including a regular history column called Looking Back.
Now, all these years later I have published hundreds of articles in dozens of magazines, seven novels and a book of fifty non-fiction history columns called 'Looking Back', and many more photographs than I can remember. I have covered rodeos, ranch rodeos, horse shows, stock shows, ranching, music and auto racing. I have worked on issues as diverse as water issues, packer and stockyards laws, personal profiles and history of all kinds. Two of my favorite subjects are ranch families and real working cowboys.
If I can do anything for you in any of these areas, please contact me, I would love to visit with you about your project. Thanks, Bert
About Bert and his work in writing & photography.
It may take a real cowboy to know what's going on here - any guesses?
John Sharpe and I signing our books at the Cripple Creek District Museum
Nancy and great-granddaughter Kaylie Jeremy, Nancy, Bert and Chad. Our 9 grandkids.
A partial list of where my work has appeared:
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Cripple Creek Rail Road Days
A few family members, friends and book events.
With Natalie Johnson, owner of the Black Cat Book Store. A great independent store in Manitou Springs.
Pro Bullrider Magazine - Quarter Horse News - Colo. Spgs. Gazette - Persimmon Hill, Quarter Horse Journal - Colo. Spgs. Independent - Western Horseman - The Fence Post - Cowboy & Indians - American Cowboy - Working Ranch Magazine - Colo. Spgs. Style - Ketch Pen - Cowboy Magazine - Parade Magazine.
My friends and the greatest oldies rock band in the business . . .!
Me and my old motorcycle guru and mentor Al Sesserego
My toughest audience to date
Retired Colorado College professor, Marianne Stoller, hosted her book club for the evening. They featured The Drift as their selection for the month. Nancy and I were honored to be the guests.