This past fall I traveled across Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee documenting The Hatter & the Hound Tour with Oregon-based hatter Cate Havstad, jeweler Rachel Dean, and writer & producer Claire Everson. Cate had just remodeled a vintage airstream into a fully equipped mobile hat shop so she could follow her dreams of traveling while still pursuing her business making custom beaver-felt hats from start to finish. Cate and Rachel left Oregon in September of 2015 and picked Claire and I up in Denver, Colorado and we soon left for our first stop on the journey in Rifle, Colorado - just west of the Rocky Mountains. We stayed at a beautiful 800 acre ranch with our hosts Matt and Lindsay who so graciously let us hang for a few days. After rejuvenating and getting some work done, we packed up and headed south to Mesa Verde. After a few summer months of planning, prepping and hustling, us four ladies hit the road in Cate's 50 ft rig wide-eyed and ready for anything.
Shot on 35mm film by Amanda Leigh Smith
Hats by Havstad Hat Co