Specializing in Abstract Photography

233 Whitepine Creek Road
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

Office Phone:
(406) 827-7300

(406) 827-4554



Steve & Chris Michaels
Owners of the World famous Hobbit House

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Steve Michaels, an entrepreneur of the truest sense is a business broker, author, hypnotherapist, rancher, designer and owner of the world famous hobbit themed Hobbit House entitled “The Shire of Montana” which has appeared on Fox News, HGTV, MTV, the NY Times and Steve was even interviewed on BBC radio along with other notable media.

Steve has always had his hand in photography and was a newspaper photojournalist in Oregon along with many of his photos being used in his nationwide publication, the Connections Magazine which he started and published for 9 years. Mr. Michaels has shown his work at the prestigious “Art on the Green” show in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and has had his photos published on the front and back cover of the yearly Pictorial Section of the Sanders County Ledger. He has won the “People’s Choice” award from many art displays along with winning a calendar slot among over 1000 entries.

Steve is also the author of three books… Homespun Insight which teaches you that the lessons learned from everyday life on the ranch and nature can be applied to your working environment, How to Die with a Smile on your Face which points the way for people to discover what is truly important in this brief life and Light Abstractions, a coffee table book of some of his otherworldly abstract photography.  He has also had a hypnotherapy practice in Colorado and a business broker for over 40 years selling over 500 telecommunications businesses worldwide.

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