Little House on, The Palouse
The Palouse has an incredibly rich history that you can see in its people, land, and buildings. They are all very independent, strong and very much part of the fabric of the region. There are hundreds of old barns and homes that dot the vast landscape and I think I’ve stopped and marveled at least at half of them. I continually return to ones I’ve photographed before, check out ones that I would love to photograph but didn’t before and search for new ones. No matter what, every trip to The Palouse is always filled with old treasures.
This trip to The Palouse, I had for the first time the Z and its very fun #17 Charcoal setting in my arsenal. Not B&W, not Sepia, #17 I think of as a “tintype” kind of look. While perhaps a tad older than the structures themselves, this look I think brings a little something extra to the story I want to tell about this part of The Palouse history. You might notice that both are backlit and might be wondering why. That’s because the photo for me isn’t of just a building, but a home that’s home on The Palouse. The land is as much of the story of the buildings as were those who once lived in them. Now in my vivid imagination, I have big backstories to the hows and whys of these buildings that to keep the story short, I sum up as, little house on, The Palouse.