David R. Stoecklein
Class of 2016
After many successful projects producing exquisite lifestyle images for some of the largest companies in the world, David decided to follow his childhood dreams by using his talent to show people what he had grown to respect and love; the culture of the American West and its foundation that is built on truth, honesty and courage.
David’s fascination with the ranching heritage of the West led him to befriend, and subsequently photograph, the men and women still breathing life into the mythical figure of the cowboy. David’s passion for preserving the traditions and beliefs of the country’s honest, hard-working cowboys and cowgirls gradually earned him their respect. With that respect came an open invitation to share in their lives, and the great responsibility to honor their trust.
David has materialized the Spirit of the West for generations to come. He has preserved millions of images, produced many books, calendars, prints and cards. Now David’s sons, Drew and Taylor are proud to continue to share their father’s legacy.