Bishop Castle, a throwback to the Middle Ages and a testament to human endurance, sprawls in unapologetic splendor across an expanse of gradually sloping terrain. Every stone and every inch of mortar seem to have been hurled into a conflation of ordered chaos on a massive scale by a man who has never once used a blueprint or floor plan, only his sheer force of will and self-described “God-given genius.”
Christopher Ryan Parent is a native of Woodland Park, Colorado. He is the oldest of two sons born to parents who are both teachers. In high school, he ran cross country, played clarinet in the jazz band, and was a state forensics champion two years in a row as an extemporaneous speaker. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power school where he graduated at the top of his
Steve Hostetler is making a name for himself as a commercial music photographer in Colorado, where he works alongside Denver’s largest radio station to capture unique moments in performance at places like Red Rocks Amphitheater, Fiddler’s Green, The Pepsi Center and the Denver Botanic Gardens. I caught up with Steve a couple of days before his next shoot, and we talked about how he got to where he is today.