Jim Westphalen

Bakersfield Barn 2

Bakersfield Barn 2
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Blue Slate Farm

Blue Slate Farm
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Bridport Farm 1

Bridport Farm 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Charlotte Barn 2

Charlotte Barn 2
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Charlotte Barn Winterscape 1

Charlotte Barn Winterscape 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Chicken Coop 2

Chicken Coop 2
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Choquette Barn 1

Choquette Barn 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Fairfield Barn 1

Fairfield Barn 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Glen Dale Farm

Glen Dale Farm
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Red Barn 6

Red Barn 6
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Salisbury Barn 1

Salisbury Barn 1
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Salisbury Barn 3

Salisbury Barn 3
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Tillotson Barn 3

Tillotson Barn 3
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Max Gray Barn

Max Gray Barn
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

The Clearing Storm

The Clearing Storm
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Wicassett Barn 1

Wicassett Barn 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Frozen Landscape 1

Frozen Landscape 1
Photograph, Available in Different Sizes

Salisbury Barn 1

Salisbury Barn 1
Photograph Framed, 38 x 52

Bakersfield Barn 2 thumbnail
Blue Slate Farm thumbnail
Bridport Farm 1 thumbnail
Charlotte Barn 2 thumbnail
Charlotte Barn Winterscape 1 thumbnail
Chicken Coop 2 thumbnail
Choquette Barn 1 thumbnail
Fairfield Barn 1 thumbnail
Glen Dale Farm thumbnail
Red Barn 6 thumbnail
Salisbury Barn 1 thumbnail
Salisbury Barn 3 thumbnail
Tillotson Barn 3 thumbnail
Max Gray Barn thumbnail
The Clearing Storm thumbnail
Wicassett Barn 1 thumbnail
Frozen Landscape 1 thumbnail
Salisbury Barn 1 thumbnail

Artist Statement

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 A. Hale Johnson, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Jim’s photographs open like windows to a world that is rapidly disappearing before our eyes. He captures his dynamic landscapes using a vintage 4×5 (film) view camera that has been adapted for digital capture. He then processes his imagery using proprietary methods that create a unique painterly feel. The effect is further enhanced by employing matte finish rag papers for the prints themselves. Largely self taught, Westphalen has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His work is widely published and collected both nationally and abroad.