JUST WEST OF HERE

JOSHUA MCFARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

ABOUT

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AMERICAN WEST

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

 

In our shared American experience, moving westward has always represented a strive to succeed, a step toward opportunity. From the fur traders who explored the mighty rivers of the pacific northwest, to the homesteaders who traveled the Oregon trail to the fertile Willamette valley, all have sought a better life in the west. Our modern west may be tamed, but the landscape that offered these opportunities remains. The promise that land represents is the subject of these images.

 

"I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in. Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?” - Aldo Leopold

 

JOSHUA MCFARLAND

Salem, Oregon. 2016.

GALLERY

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS

INSPIRATION

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

- T. Roosevelt

CONTACT

JOSHUA MCFARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

joshuamcfarland@gmail.com

Salem, Oregon

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