Aimee Bartee

When my wife, Aimee Bartee, was a little girl, her parents called her the “feral child.” The daughter of an East Coast blue-collar family, her dad raced stock cars and welded pipes in the union, and her mom was a nature illustrator and jewelry maker. She grew up shooting guns, tapping maple trees and building […]

James Sampsel Gallery

It is worth stopping and looking at the work of James Sampsel, a flyfishing guide and artist based on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River on Oregon’s south coast. Dynamic or subtle, Sampsel’s paintings reward the viewer’s investment of time. Many are scenes anglers will find familiar, if not in the specific details of western […]

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson has always straddled worlds, been caught between town and country, the anachronistic and the au courant. This dichotomy explains his work to a considerable degree. For someone who has known him for nearly 30 years, his recent renderings of rainbow trout and a great blue heron in acrylic and gold leaf on a […]


A late afternoon on the East Cape near La Ribera, Baja California, Mexico. Giant cardón cactus, silhouetted by backlight, stand tall and rigid. A covey of quail races across a washboard road, double-quick gait and lost to the prickly desert floor. Three emaciated cattle stand off to the side of the road, a mere hundred feet […]


Bri Dostie lives in a confluence, a mixture of nature, art, pioneering women, community and angling, all against the backdrop of the Maine outdoors. The relationships and connections between them fuel her work, her art and her angling, and, not surprisingly, these pursuits also flow together. Homeschooled by her mother (who she affectionately refers to […]


A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. —Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac For Derek Johnston, it’s always been about rivers. He was 7 years old when he won a camera in a supermarket grand reopening raffle […]


When Boyd Marts’ father landed a job at Boeing in 1959, the engineer gathered his Oklahoma-based brood and high-tailed it for Washington state. Thus began a golden age for 11-year-old Marts and his two brothers, Bill, 14 and Bobby, age six.  A decade earlier, O’Sullivan Dam had been completed on Crab Creek in central Washington, […]


Emma Yardley’s freehand landscapes ride along on truck tailgates, beat-up Yeti coolers and mud-caked mountain bikes. They decorate whole walls at pottery collectives and sweet-smelling bakeries. One’s even permanently inked into her skin. Whether doodled on her last shred of Moleskine paper or stretched across the side of a van, Yardley’s lines and dots are […]


A small gift from a well-meaning friend can spark an adventure down a spiral highway. In my case, two packets of Polaroid film sent me on a five-year instant-film shooting spree. There was no goal at the beginning, but the rampage spanned four continents, 13 countries, seven U.S. states and six cameras, and produced thousands of photographs. My […]


When I look at Katie Falkenberg’s photographs, I get the feeling I’m visually eavesdropping—seeing moments that aren’t mine from a distance, like looking through an illumined window on an evening dog walk. As I talk to her, it becomes clear she’s cultivated a unique style developed over years as a newspaper photojournalist. She’s someone who […]


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