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Operating since 1987               James M. Hatzell - Proprietor
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808 Fairview St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (605) 341-0620
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“The buffalo have survived all these years because they face life head on.
  They know that if they weather the storm face forward, rather than turning their backs on it, the storm will be over sooner. “ 
~ Bill Grothe, Rapid City, SD
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We have a collection of 100's of thousands of images taken throughout the USA and also abroad.
Looking for something in particular ?                                                                      Email us with your request 

Chances are we have what you're looking for, but just haven't posted the photo.
Fiddlers' Green Studio offers everything from Scenic Landscapes to Cowboys, Indians, Mountain Men, Wildlife, US Cavalry and MORE!
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  Jim Hatzell is known as the Western Artist's Artist and Historian.    Jim is a painter, an artist himself, knowing that attention to detail and authenticity are what make a photograph draw you back into time - back into that particular historical moment where a story unfolds.    Jim has twenty years as a working professional photographer.
            Experienced in the development, production and authentication of 70 plus Hollywood and European western movies and historical documentaries Jim     provides detailed, authentic realism in each and every photograph - costumes, weapons, props - "The stage is set to replicate a moment in time."   100's of 1,000's of photographs from which to choose.   Jim publishes the most requested Western photography in the world today.

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