Photos From My Blaze Orange Collection Displayed in Chippewa Valley Museum’s Deer Hunting Installation

July 22, 2013 Travis Dewitz

It is such a joy for me to be able to see my work enjoyed by others. The Chippewa Valley Museum has just put up a Hunting Traditions installation which includes three images from my Blaze Orange book project. I went there to see how the exhibit look and I was impressed. This was the first time I have been to the Chippewa Valley Museum since I was on an elementary school field trip and I can say that I have been missing out. They do such a good job with their exhibits and installations which are very informative and rich in history. I highly recommend anyone around the Chippewa Valley to go and check it out if you have never been there or you haven’t been there for a long time.

You can learn more about the Chippewa Valley Museum here.


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Travis Dewitz Deer Hunting Portrait(pp w150 h150) Photograph

About the Author – Travis Dewitz is the owner of Dewitz Photography in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has a deep passion for photography and loves environmental portraits along with documentary photography. Having lived in Wisconsin his whole life and growing up in the woods of western Wisconsin, Travis has an inside knowledge of the once a year whitetail gun hunting season. He personally knows the tradition and family ties to the cult like blaze orange wearing hunters that live for the 9 day season.

Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.

Comments (5)

  1. Cindy Dewitz

    As u know, I am not a hunter, but I can appreciate your photos. It seems a real bonding sport.

  2. Cindy Dewitz

    wow wow wow! So many grungy beautiful photos. I have several favorites, one is the color steam-pressure guage and the texture of the bandanging on that pipe (?).

  3. Rip

    Yes, you have to be a current High School stundet who is on track to graduate in 2013. I do have a questionnaire/application that I have each stundet fill out. I prefer stundets who are active in sports/clubs, the community, have a track record of being a good stundet, etc.

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