Kurt Markus: Award-Winning Photographer of Cowboys and Models

From a New York Times obit by Alex Williams headlined “Kurt Markus, Photographer of Cowboys and Models, Is Dead at 75”:

The award-winning photographer Kurt Markus led a life and career that seemed as vast and varied as the Western landscapes he captured on film.

As a West Point graduate and a former Army Ranger, he felt at home in the rugged outdoors, and he could load film while traveling on horseback at a trot. While he was celebrated as a fine artist and a chronicler of the American West, he also rose to the pinnacle of his profession shooting Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington for top fashion magazines, as well as producing gallery-worthy portraits of entertainment luminaries like Meryl Streep, Paul Simon and B.B. King.