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“Winter’s Onset”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Winter Barnscape”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Silver Maple Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 24″ x 28″

“Sugarhouse”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 50″ x 50″

“Thomas McMahon Coal Shed”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Red Barn #5”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Red Barn #6”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 24″ x 43″

“Salisbury Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 38″ x 52″

“Ormsbee Farm #2”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Red Barn #3”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Sheldon Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 24″ x 60″

“Meach Farm Winter”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Little Mill”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Moore Blanchard Farmstead”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Johnson Winterscape”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 24″ x 39″

“Laggis Farmstead #2”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Max Gray Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Danville Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Gates Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Jersey Street Farm”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 36″ x 43.25″

“Burroughs Farm”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 36″ x 68.5″

“Cottage Hill Farm”
Photographic Pigment Print
Size 36″ x 42.5″

“Fairfield Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Frozen Landscape”
Photographic Pigment Print
Framed Size 42″ x 42″
$4,500

“Andrus Farmstead “
Photographic Pigment Print

“Bakersfield Barn”
Photographic Pigment Print

“Grandview Farm #3”
Photographic Pigment Print
Framed Size 32″ x 54″
$4,500

“Charlotte Barn Winterscape”
Photographic Pigment Print
Framed Size 26″ x 59″
$3,800

“Sheldon Barn #3”
Photographic Pigment Print
Framed Size 46″ x 58″
$6,800

 Jim Westphalen

   

     Photographer Jim Westphalen has always had an affinity for the built landscape; those features and patterns reflecting human occupation within the natural surroundings.  His current body of work, entitled Vanish, is an ongoing narrative that speaks to the decay of iconic structures in rural America.  Inspired by such painters as Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Jim’s photographs open like windows to a world that is rapidly disappearing before our eyes.  Originally starting this journey in his home state of Vermont, Jim now travels the country “visually preserving” as many of these American treasures as possible before they entirely disappear.

     Out in the field, Westphalen uses a vintage 4×5 view camera adapted for digital capture to create his imagery.  Once back in his studio, he uses proprietary processing methods to create his signature painterly look.  The prints themselves are made using archival pigment inks on 100% acid free matte rag papers.  Three coats of optically clear varnish are then applied to protect the prints from the elements, UV rays and handling.  All Jim’s prints are created in limited editions.

     Largely self-taught, Westphalen has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.  His work is exhibited in galleries and museums across the country and is published and collected nationally and abroad.  Born and raised on Long Island, New York, in 1996 he moved to Vermont to be closer to the rural landscape that he loves.  He lives with his wife Kendra in Shelburne, Vermont.

Robert Paul Galleries is proud to show the beautiful works of Jim Westphalen.