Not So Far From Here is a unique photographic portrait of the Western American landscape. The images seek beauty in untraditional places, explore the intermingling of nature and humanity, and find humor in simple and subtle ways. The project emphasizes the journey rather than the destination, and explores the things that can be found by slowing down and taking in the world that lies beyond the tunnel vision that so often dominates our daily lives. Over the last several years, Paul Sisson has been collecting these scenes during open-ended, unplanned road trips throughout the Western states. Originating from his home in Colorado, he has traveled through 21 states and driven over 21,000 miles spanning 16 separate trips since 2012. With an emphasis and enjoyment for the process, Not So Far From Here is a thoughtful look at life on the open road.
Paul Sisson graduated with a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado in 2013. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, he currently resides in Arvada, Colorado. His work has been shown across the country in a wide array of solo and group exhibitions and publications. Most recently, he has been a part of shows at the Masur Museum of Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Center for Fine Art Photography, and published in Fraction Magazine. Paul is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, Colorado.