The first time I picked up a camera, I immediately knew how powerful it was. That purple LeClic I got for my 9th birthday revealed a world where light and shadow intermingled to transform a hundredth of a second into an indelible story rich with meaning. 

Storytelling has been at the heart of everything I’ve done for as long as I can remember. The story of this moment right now is more than two years in the making and emerged as a bright spot from our pandemic life.

When the walls felt like they were closing in, the photographs hanging on them transported us all over the world. They reminded us of the myriad places and cultures that enriched our lives, the vastness of our planet, and the beauty of our diverse landscapes and human experiences. They gave us perspective. 

That time also helped us focus on what we love and care about most. And that’s making art, sharing it with you, and empowering our wildly talented community of artists to do that, too.

Now, I'm excited to share with you my labor of love and the launch of my next chapter — Stolen Butter, a gallery founded by artists to connect you to our work and the stories we tell, while building a community of art lovers and makers around the world.

Our 30 debut collections feature 240 exclusive works of photography and manual art by six artists, myself included. And that's just the beginning — we’ll be adding new work and new artists throughout the coming months.

Please take a look around and let us know what connects with you. If you like what you see, subscribe to our newsletter and follow @stolenbutter on Instagram and @stolenbuttergallery on Facebook for the latest updates and promos.

There’s so much more to come, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

In Community,

Outpost by Rachael Thompson, from her Aotearoa series

Eyes on: Aotearoa

You’ll rarely, if ever, travel as far to reach a place as one does when one travels to New Zealand. If you fly to Auckland opposite the Earth’s rotation as... Read More
Skyscrapers by Rachael Thompson

This Labor Day

Every single day, millions of workers perform incredible juggling and high-wire acts to provide for their families, pay debts and strive for their goals. On this Labor Day, we’re thinking... Read More
Expectation by Chris Kridler

Taking the Shot: An Extraordinary Tornado Chase and Expectation

Expectation for any storm chaser might represent the culmination of an extraordinary day. On May 24, 2016, this tornado was just the beginning.I’ve been chasing storms since 1997, heading out... Read More
Hats on Cameras by Alexander Lombardi

Eyes on: Hats on Cameras

Alexander Lombardi has worn many hats in his life — literally. “I think this probably started with watching The Godfather in college or something, but instead of being a tragic phase,... Read More
Xanadu 005, by Fernanda Rocha

Eyes On: Xanadu

Light surrounds us constantly. It nurtures every living thing, reveals the beauty of the universe, connects us across thousands of miles of underwater cable and powers thousands of electrical grids... Read More
Virgo by Gonzalo Adrian Battaglia

It's Virgo Season!

Busy, detail-oriented and inexhaustible, the Virgos in our lives make every moment feel urgent and vibrant. Today marks the beginning of their zodiac season, and Gonzalo Adrian Battaglia’s block print... Read More
Surfer 02 by Denny Fanning

Taking the Shot: Surfer 02

It took luck — and uncanny timing — for Santa Monica-based photographer Denny Fanning to capture what would become one of the most iconic pieces in his series 72 and... Read More
Artist Spotlight: Meet Our Founder

Artist Spotlight: Meet Our Founder

The first time I picked up a camera, I immediately knew how powerful it was. That purple LeClic I got for my 9th birthday revealed a world where light and... Read More