GRITMEDIA

About

We exist to create—to partner with brands that know who they and where they’re going. And we’re humbled to help them get there. 

We believe in working hard. In getting our hands dirty. In showing up early and staying late. We believe perseverance and experience can solve just about anything. 

We don’t expect trophies. We’re not in this for glory, fame or likes. We do this because we love storytelling, and the power of visuals to move masses and evoke raw emotion.

So let others waste time burying their heads in the sand. We’d rather build the castle. We’re confident in who we are and our ability to propel your brand. But we can’t do it without you. If you’ll meet us in the trenches, together we’ll create something powerful. 

We are GRITMEDIA. 

 
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JOHN HAFNER

Based in Missoula, Montana, John has spent the past decade working with a variety of editorial and commercial clients. His assignments have taken him places he could only dream about as a kid—places likeCleveland Heights, Delaware, New Jersey… just kidding… more like Alaska, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Austria, New Zealand, Belize, the Yukon and Argentina. His first photo claim to fame was winning a blue ribbon at the county fair with a grainy, soft-focus, horribly-composed, black and white photo of a pig named Charlie. John’s in his happy place chasing big animals in big country, though he’s equally at home in the studio or directing a crew of Snap-chatting millennials. When not getting frustrated with firmware updates, John enjoys spending time in Big Sky Country with his wife and two dogs—one of which, a Golden pup named Tank—is currently eating him out of house and home.

Email: john@gritmedia.org

Phone: 435.830.1046

Instagram: @johnhafnerphoto

 
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KALEB WHITE

A native Nebraskan, artist, photographer, outdoorsman, husband and dad to two rambunctious boys and a three-legged, zebra-eating Australian Shepherd, Kaleb has also traveled the world with camera in-hand. His eye for great design, tack-sharp imagery and compelling content is second to none, and his personality is more stand up comic than serious shutterbug—which makes him a client favorite on set and a joy to be around. Kaleb has a keen eye for detail, a relentless drive to tell the story and make his clients shine, and a creepy collection of spores, molds, and fungi. When not shooting stock or assignment work, he enjoys teaching his boys valuable life lessons, like the importance of not eating yellow snow and not pulling people’s fingers in public.

Email: kaleb@gritmedia.org

Phone: 402.416.8606

Instagram: @kalebwhite

 
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