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How the West Was Won

The Crazies, Montana - 2019
The Crazies, Montana

This image is dedicated to Grant Bulltail, the Native American Crow chief who sadly passed away last year. He was a joy to work with, and he so enjoyed playing this role with Josie Canseco on the country roads north of Big Timber, Montana. Equally, we felt very privileged to be in his dignified and mannered company. He was a man of not so many words, but when they were forthcoming, we all listened as each word was considered and wise.

I must also make mention of Robyn Woodhall, who works with us from time to time and made the eight-hour round trip to pick up Grant from his home and then drop him off again. She is a spiritual and kindhearted lady with her own native Native American ancestry and Grant felt very much at home in her company, as indeed we all do.

I have always liked this picture. It has a compositional balance, and the fences make it orderly and draw the eye to the focal point. Meanwhile, there seems a palpable unity between driver and passenger that looks natural rather than contrived. Most of all, I think there is a message of freedom that is so integral to what road trips symbolise. A backcountry road such as this one also emphasises the point that we are drawn to roads that are on a long straight incline. The greater the distance that is documented, the clearer the message that we are trying to convey: the journey of life.

Most of all, I think there is a message of freedom that is so integral to what road trips symbolise

David Yarrow
Print sizes

Standard

37” x 50” Unframed

52” x 65” Framed

Edition of 12

Large

56" x 76” Unframed

71” x 91” Framed

Edition of 12

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