1881 Western Photography Co. Biography

Inspired by the American cowboy culture, photographers/artists Clay “Flash” Corbisier and Adrienne DeLiso, husband & wife, established 1881 Western Photography Co. in the shadow of the rugged Teton Mountains of Jackson Hole Wyoming in 2007.

Specializing in photographing the American western experience both traditional and contemporary, Flash & Adrienne have photographed thousands of horses, cowboys, cowgirls and wildlife across the west from Texas to Wyoming. 1881 has truly dedicated themselves to capturing the essence of western life .

1881 Western Photography Co. works with dude ranches and horseback ride outfits all over the west and specializes in high end western photography/art. We currently operate at two dude ranches in Bandera, TX (the Cowboy Capitol of the World!) and a beautiful ranch in Durango CO.

1881 Western Photography Co. also owned a fine art western & wildlife gallery on the square in Jackson  Hole, WY. Though we opened Troutwater Gallery at the start of the economic crash, sales were robust. Unfortunately, the economic crash severely affected the tourism in the town of Jackson that winter. Troutwater gallery, like so many other businesses in Jackson at the time was unable to weather the economic storm.

1881 Western Photography Co. has sold literally tens of thousands of photographs to everyone from the vacationer looking to commemorate their western experience, city promoters, to high end print publications such as Midwest Magazine and Cowboys & Indians.  1881 is currently based in Durango, CO. where Flash and Adrienne continue to pursue their passion of creating art of the iconic west.

About Adrienne DeLiso

Adrienne started her photography career in Los Angeles in 1987 and later moved to Seattle, WA where she owned & operated a successful wedding and portrait studio for 14 years.  Published in countless magazines she was eventually named as one of 10 best photographers in the northwest by NW Bridal magazine.

Drawing from her portrait experience, she turned her attention to Western & Wildlife imagery.  Her award winning images have appeared in several galleries including Knight Visions (Bothell, WA) Parklane Gallery (Kirkland, WA), Troutwater Gallery (Jackson, WY), and she was honored to exhibit in the 2008 Western Visions show at the National Museum of Wildlife in Jackson, WY.

About Clay “Flash” Corbisier

Clay began his career in art in 1989 as a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in illustration and graphic design. He worked as an animator and illustrator in the video game industry eventually becoming art director and creating artistic standards for his team of 40+ artists. His award winning paintings and photography has been exhibited in venues such as Parklane gallery, The New Orleans Hotel and Troutwater Gallery. His internationally published work ranges from children’s books to popular magazines such as a cover illustration on Gamespot Magazine and Cowboys & Indians.


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