Michael Coles is a photographer of the American West currently based in Missoula, Montana. Growing up traveling, Coles found his eyes responding to the land and orientation of scenery and began documenting his findings – the camera became a way of validating where he was at the time. Coles embraces both the unpredictability of film and possibilities of digital photography. He is inspired by the uncontrolled natural light, unmanipulated experience of movement and the conspicuous role of chance within the edge of the frame.