"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shape of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being."
~Black Elk

 

Celebrating the American spirit with photographs of local  hometowns, historical treasures, farmlands and more.

 

 

"Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today."

 Edward Abbey 

YOU hear falling water before you see it, and the sound arouses an ancient curiosity – and we hike as though we are drawn to it by some ancient instinctive attraction.  Maybe it’s about the promise of a primeval thrill, or maybe about what obstacle lies next on the trail.

There is something about waterfalls and their continual renewal, which reminds me of the passage of time and the circle of life. The exhilarating experience of discovering them in a unique way, at the precise moment of exposure, for me is always new.

"We have lived upon this land from days beyond history's records, far past any living memory, deep into the time of legend. The story of our people and the story of this place are one single story. No man can think of us without thinking of this place. We are always joined together"

Tribal Manifesto

Send a personal note with one of James's most popular images. Each blank note is  is accompanied by a white envelope. Notes are 5-1/2" x 7-1/2 and printed on thick stock paper.  Each set contains 10 note cards and 10 envelopes.