Zach Hoffman

Zach Hoffman was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and in 2012 graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with a Bachelors of Arts in Film and Photography. In the Fall of 2012 Zach began his Masters studies in Photography at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Boston.

Since then he has participated in creative think tanks at MIT, completed a year long administrative and curatorial internship at the Photographic Resource Center of Boston, and participated in a performance and sound art festival at the Creative Arts International Biennial.

Following his passion and love for Montana, Zach has moved back to Bozeman where he is working, creating and soon will be teaching out of the Foundry, a creative syndicate established to foster imagination, collaboration, and industry through a co-working space/clubhouse, retail location, and gallery for local artist and small business owners. Fascinated by the power of light to transform and educate, Zach strives to create, grow, and enrich the local photographic community. Find Zach at or email him at  

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Bar 3 BBQ & Smokehouse

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Barbecue is about as red, white and blue as American cuisine gets, but let’s first get one thing straight. Merely throwing meat on a grill is not barbecue, at least not in the traditional sense. So where did the term barbecue originate from?…

Tomaso’s on Main: An Owner and Restaurant with Grit

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Chef Tom Pratt is back with a new restaurant, Tomaso’s on Main. If you were a fan of the Gourmet Gas Station in Gallatin Gateway, then you will be happy with Tom’s new iteration of the former restaurant and catering service…

Colombo’s Pizza and Pasta

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

America’s love affair with pizza has deep roots. What started as a favorite dish for soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II has become a Friday-night favorite to families across the entire nation. We worship pizza, attach the identity…

Dave's Sushi

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

It's Always A Party At Dave’s!

Wild Crumb Artisan Bread & Pastries

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

Do you remember baking with mom when you were little? Hands clamped excitedly on the edge of the counter while you struggled to peer over at all the ingredients laid out in order of use according to the recipe. Joyously whipping everything together…

Five On Black

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

When we think about food and Montana, there are some traditional staples that always come to mind: steak, buffalo burgers, and huckleberries just to name a few. It is cowboy, old west, chuck wagon fare. Montana food is hearty, rich, and filling…

Ted's Montana Grill

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

Part of the allure of the West is our celebration and desire for hearty, delicious food. Looking at our heritage and history, food is what brings people together for nourishment, both in body and in soul. It’s easy to imagine a group of…

Eat Naked: The Favorite Local Slogan from Naked Noodle

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

Main Street. It’s the culturally diverse epicenter of life in Bozeman. Home to Music on Main, Bobcat Fest, the Sweet Pea parade, and a slew of other oft-celebrated events. But, what happens when you leave the confines of this street? What happens…

The Real Fun: What It Takes to Join the Orchestra

photos by Zach Hoffman

Have you ever wondered what it is like to play in a symphony orchestra? You see 75 people perfectly in sync with one another working hard to produce such glorious sounds. It’s magical—and looks to be so much fun. Well it is fun, but there’s a…


photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

To look at North 19th Avenue in Bozeman is to look at what seems like an endless array of chains. Don’t get me wrong, I do think chain and big box stores serve a very valuable purpose to a community (employing local people, namely), but…

Mint Cafe-Bar

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

A Tradition Returns

Skijoring Hits Bozeman

Ramona Mead, photos by Zach Hoffman

Gallatin County Regional Park saw action January 23, 24 that had yet to shake things up in Bozeman! On Saturday and Sunday, skier and riders competed in the first ever Duckworth Montana Classic Skijoring Race. This was the first such completion to…

MAP Brewing: Officially On The MAP

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

Imagine, if you will, a beautiful, sun-shiny Saturday afternoon drive on the edge of Bozeman. You leave the din of the interstate interchange for the industrial vibe of Griffin Drive, still itching for something a little less crowded. You turn left…

Putting the Community into Café

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Kate Emmerich

It is difficult, and well near impossible, to find a dining establishment that is open every evening, is centrally located, and caters to all ages and incomes. The Community Café of Bozeman is a unique “restaurant style dinner service…

How to Achieve the American Dream in Bozeman, MT

photos by Zach Hoffman

Everyone deserves a safe, clean place to live, and that it is often hard to accomplish in desirable areas. As a realtor, I know that “Location, Location, Location” sells homes a lot of the time, and Bozeman is a hot market; it’s…