Make It Minnesota

My Human Of The Wild

Make It Minnesota Magazine is a local publication created to share the stories of makers and innovators that span the great northern state. As stated in the magazine, "They are here to build a timeless collection of tales from each region across the state of MN. They aim to strengthen and promote sustainable, beautiful, altruistic, unique, and creative communities." 

This local publication teamed up with Ely Folk School for an Instagram contest all about discovering the wild around us through portrait photography! The contest was themed: Humans of the Wild – A Portrait Contest. This contest encouraged all Minnesota photographers to get creative and share interesting portraits of people in the wild, exploring the connection between humans and nature.

Ely Folk School is based out of Ely, MN. There mission is: "To build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art, history, culture, and craft of the people of northern Minnesota. "

I entered this contest by tagging the hashtag #MakeItMN_ElyFolkSchool on a few of my images. Within a few weeks I found out that I made it in to the top 20! {*YAY!*}

From there, the Top 10 entries would be chosen and published in the next Wild Issue of Make It Minnesota magazine, which released this past June 2017.

Last week I found out through this Instagram post by Make It Minnesota that my image was actually picked to be in the Top 10 and published in the current issue of the magazine!!

in the trees

My Human of the Wild

This image of my son, Camden, was picked among 9 other images to be featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Make it Minnesota Magazine :)

You can order your own copy HERE!!  Order a single copy of the Wild 2017 (Vol 2. No 3) for $7.95 or a 1 year subscription of the publication for $30.00 --these options are under "Order Options" :)

I ordered two copies, one for us and one for my parents :) Our copies arrived today in the mail, so naturally we went out into the Wild to look at it ;)  Enjoy!

-- FYI -- that amazing image on the cover is by my Instagram friend, Jennifer @sageeimagery

All of the Top 20 entries can be seen HERE. 

View all of the entries at the tag #MakeItMN_ElyFolkSchool on Instagram :)