Aaron Huey @argonautphoto

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Aaron Huey National Geographic photographer. Commercial agent: @natgeocreative. Father of @hawkeyehuey and @junohuey.

Aaron Huey (@argonautphoto) Recent Photos and Videos

  • Today is the day Custer wore an arrow shirt.  Today is the day, in 1876, that the #Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe kicked the 7th Cavalry’s ass at the Battle of the Greasy Grass (AKA: Little Big Horn, AKA: Custer’s Last Stand). They were lead by Crazy Horse and Gall, and inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. The anniversary is celebrated every June 25-26 in Kiza Park on the #PineRidgeIndianReservation with horse races and other community events.  In this image (shot for @natgeo) riders gather at the top of a hill before the start of a race.  You can see an old video of this day my wife and I pieced together for the @smithsonianmagazine at 
bit.ly/custerarrowshirt or at the link in my header
  • Today is the day Custer wore an arrow shirt. Today is the day, in 1876, that the #lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe kicked the 7th Cavalry’s ass at the Battle of the Greasy Grass (AKA: Little Big Horn, AKA: Custer’s Last Stand). They were lead by Crazy Horse and Gall, and inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. The anniversary is celebrated every June 25-26 in Kiza Park on the #pineridgeindianreservation with horse races and other community events. In this image (shot for @natgeo) riders gather at the top of a hill before the start of a race. You can see an old video of this day my wife and I pieced together for the @smithsonianmagazine at bit.ly/custerarrowshirt or at the link in my header
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  • Matt Redd at the end of a long evening of rounding up cattle on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the @nature_org Conservancy). Photographed on assignment for @natgeo covering the land battles over #BearsEarsNationalMonument.
  • Matt Redd at the end of a long evening of rounding up cattle on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the @nature_org Conservancy). Photographed on assignment for @natgeo covering the land battles over #bearsearsnationalmonument.
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  • Perfect solo Dad weekend on the Washington peninsula with the two who made me a Father on this Father’s day: @JunoHuey and @HawkeyeHuey.
  • Perfect solo Dad weekend on the Washington peninsula with the two who made me a Father on this Father’s day: @junohuey and @hawkeyehuey.
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  • The Bone Trail.  North of Fort Peck Lake, South of Glasgow, Montana.  Descriptions for this place offer the following advice: “Make sure to take 3 days of extra food in case you become stranded due to impassable roads.” Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
  • The Bone Trail. North of Fort Peck Lake, South of Glasgow, Montana. Descriptions for this place offer the following advice: “Make sure to take 3 days of extra food in case you become stranded due to impassable roads.” Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
  • 10754 0 2 weeks ago
  • The Montana Tavern in Glasgow, Montana, with a reflection from another time.  Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
  • The Montana Tavern in Glasgow, Montana, with a reflection from another time. Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
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  • On a dirt road off Highway 2 in north-east Montana near the town of Hinsdale.  Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
  • On a dirt road off Highway 2 in north-east Montana near the town of Hinsdale. Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.
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  • Duke Pederson, a cowboy I photographed near Glasgow, Montana, was a quiet, gentle giant of a man.  Big enough that he could have lifted me with one hand and thrown me 20 feet if he’d wanted.  This legendary cowboy controlled his cattle dogs with the slightest hand signals from a hundred meters away, and was the steward of thousands upon thousands of acres of North East Montana - a land covered in grass, snakes, and bones.
  • Duke Pederson, a cowboy I photographed near Glasgow, Montana, was a quiet, gentle giant of a man. Big enough that he could have lifted me with one hand and thrown me 20 feet if he’d wanted. This legendary cowboy controlled his cattle dogs with the slightest hand signals from a hundred meters away, and was the steward of thousands upon thousands of acres of North East Montana - a land covered in grass, snakes, and bones.
  • 7477 0 1 month ago
  • Where the Pavement Ends (One of my favorite places in the world). North East Montana.  Near Glasgow.
  • Where the Pavement Ends (One of my favorite places in the world). North East Montana. Near Glasgow.
  • 5947 0 1 month ago
  • Before @NatGeo:  In the winter of 2000 I was extremely poor and working at a Christmas tree lot in Boulder, Colorado 12 hours a day while my girlfriend was dancing at a “Gentlemen’s Club” called the Bustop.  We had been living in a VW bus and then on @seracfilms couch for several months and then briefly at the Boulder Youth Hostel at our lowest of lows.  In the first few weeks at the tree stand there was very little traffic so I sat for hours and read big stacks of @natgeo magazines from the 60s, 80s, and 90s (most of the 70s were missing). I started with the old 50-60 page stories where the photographer was also the writer (Thomas Abercrombie), and then made my way up through studying the work of @samabellteacher, @davidalanharvey, @stevemccurryofficial, @edkashi and more.  By the Spring I was no longer with the girl, had moved to New York City where I was sleeping on a floor, and was working as Steve McCurry’s office assistant (coffee boy). After a few months in Steve’s studio I walked across America with a Leica M6 and one lens and then started an art commune 32 miles outside Santa Fe.  Eventually I was able to stop selling trees, pulling weeds, digging fence post holes, and painting houses, and people started paying me to make photographs.  Even @NatGeo. (thanks @roseleen, xoxo)  More chapters to come!
  • Before @natgeo: In the winter of 2000 I was extremely poor and working at a Christmas tree lot in Boulder, Colorado 12 hours a day while my girlfriend was dancing at a “Gentlemen’s Club” called the Bustop. We had been living in a VW bus and then on @seracfilms couch for several months and then briefly at the Boulder Youth Hostel at our lowest of lows. In the first few weeks at the tree stand there was very little traffic so I sat for hours and read big stacks of @natgeo magazines from the 60s, 80s, and 90s (most of the 70s were missing). I started with the old 50-60 page stories where the photographer was also the writer (Thomas Abercrombie), and then made my way up through studying the work of @samabellteacher, @davidalanharvey, @stevemccurryofficial, @edkashi and more. By the Spring I was no longer with the girl, had moved to New York City where I was sleeping on a floor, and was working as Steve McCurry’s office assistant (coffee boy). After a few months in Steve’s studio I walked across America with a Leica M6 and one lens and then started an art commune 32 miles outside Santa Fe. Eventually I was able to stop selling trees, pulling weeds, digging fence post holes, and painting houses, and people started paying me to make photographs. Even @natgeo. (thanks @roseleen, xoxo) More chapters to come!
  • 8643 0 1 month ago