The best way to reach me directly is to send an email. I'll usually reply same-day or within 24 hours whenever possible. If that link doesn't work on your system, the address is paul(at)paulhorsted.com. My office phone is 605.673.3685, please try it if you need immediate assistance.
About Paul (scroll down for photos!)
(Longer version at this link.) I've been a photograph for 40 years, starting with my high school newspaper and yearbook, quickly graduating to weekly and daily newspapers, and as an independent photographer the past 30 years. I've shot news, features, sports, weddings, advertising, landscape, wildlife and more.
My passion now is locating the sites of historic images so I can precisely "re-photograph" them. I've done this around the Black Hills, Dakotas and in National Parks across the USA. I like to learn about history, and to satisfy my curiosity about what I'll find at these places after 100 years or more. I love speaking to groups about the beauty and history I've found in my projects.
My wife (and book designer) Camille Riner and I founded Dakota Photographic LLC in 1990. Our publishing imprint is called Golden Valley Press, in honor of the "golden valley" where gold was discovered in the Black Hills in 1874, not far from where we live near Custer, S.D. To date we have published 5 coffee-table books on "the Beauty of Today, the History of Yesterday".
The photos below give a glimpse of my life and my work across this great country. I welcome your questions or comments on my Facebook page or I'll personally reply to your email through the link above.
Our readers make possible almost everything you see on this site and in our books. Since we published our first book "Exploring with Custer" more than 10 years ago, each book's sales have made the one which followed a possibility, and then a reality. Sometimes I joke at book signings that "your purchase goes right into the gas tank for the next book", but this is almost literally true — and I am very appreciative of our readers. Thank you and best wishes, P.H.
Paul working at historic photo site, inner gorge of Grand Canyon National Park.
Paul at Dante's View, Death Valley National Park.
Paul at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park.
Paul on ridge above Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park.
Paul at work, photo by daughter Anna, Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
Paul at William Henry Jackson photo site, Grand Teton National Park.
Paul during ascent of Half Dome cables, Yosemite National Park.
Paul looking for historic photo site below Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park. Photo thanks to Tom Grisham!
Paul re-photographing historic photo from roof of Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful erupting in background, Yellowstone National Park.
Camille Riner (book designer) and her husband, Paul Horsted, with 3 of their books.
Camille Riner and Paul Horsted in Yosemite National Park. Half Dome in distance.
Paul gives presentation on his work to Road Scholar group in Rapid City, S.D.
Paul Horsted presenting to group at Journey Museum in Rapid City, S.D.
Discriminating readers look over Paul's books at a slide presentation/book signing.
Paul and wife Camille Riner at book signing in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Paul signs an "Exploring with Custer" book in Buffalo, S.D.
Paul at slide presentation in Buffalo, S.D.
Slide program about Yellowstone at Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, S.D.
Paul Horsted (at left) and "Yellowstone Yesterday & Today" co-author Bob Berry at book signing in lobby of Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park.
Paul Horsted and "Yellowstone Yesterday & Today" co-author Bob Berry at book signing in lobby of Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park.
Paul (center) with "Crossing the Plains with Custer" co-author Jon Nelson (left), and "Exploring with Custer" and "Crossing the Plains with Custer" co-author Ernest Grafe (right).
Paul with art print from "Our National Parks Yesterday & Today" project.
When back home in Custer, S.D., Paul is an active member of Custer County Search & Rescue.