In the massive expanse of the American West stereotypes hold fast. The farther one travels from cities or ski towns the truer they ring. The people are as rugged and independent as the mountains and rivers. The livings they carve can be as difficult as the arid climate that shapes their lives. The culture is a stew of frontier-bred attitudes and sensibilities blended with the economic realities of a global society. It’s a culture mixed in the cauldron of a landscape. The land has shaped its people, and the people have shaped their land.
Western Perspective is a mostly completed manuscript that includes portraits of the West and of westerners, as well as short essays that elicit particularly western moments or ideas. Keep your eyes peeled for publication.