jessica matten on the cover cowgirl magazine
Photo by Tira Howard
Hat by Thunder Voice Hat Co.
Earrings, Stacy Majoros Running Rabbit
Jewelry, Kenneth Johnson Jewelry 

Jessica Matten stars as Sgt. Bernadette Manuelito in the AMC+ series, Dark Winds.  She took time from her busy shooting schedule in Santa Fe to sit for an interview with Wendy Wilkinson, who captured the spirt of the young and accomplished actress who is truly leading the Generation Next Indigenous Movement.  As an advocate for native peoples from every walk of life, Jessica enlisted a team of indigenous women to create the stunning images in the feature.   The extraordinarily talented Tira Howard photographed Jessica with the creative support of stylist Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, who some might recognize as the Fashion Show Producer for the Santa Fe Indian Market, and makeup artist, April Chavez.  The location for the shoot was Blame Her Ranch in Ribera, New Mexico, just outside Santa Fe, with several additional shots taken at Kenneth Johnson’s jewelry studio on Water Street in downtown Santa Fe.

Behind the scenes L to R: Kenneth Johnson and Jessica; April Chavez, Tira Howard, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, and Jessica at Blame Her Ranch.

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