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2020 Artist: Justin West

"Milk Way #1," by Justin West of Happy Hogtor Photography, in Des Moines. We might know a thing or two about photography around here, and can tell you that this Milky Way shot is a technically challenging and beautiful image. "Digital mirrorless camera & vintage camera lenses give a unique look to many of my photographs-Images manipulated only to emphasize the experience-printed on archival paper using the finest inks." Justin's photography is currently on display at Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Scenic Route Bakery in the East Village, and the Capitol Gift Shop at the Iowa State Capitol. Justin has some captivating nighttime images of the Iowa State Capitol. Check them out at


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