Humboldt Heartland Testimonials
“Humboldt Heartland is absolutely one of the finest photography books on the scene today. But, it’s much more than that.
Rancher Andy Westfall spent fourteen years prowling Humboldt County, California, where grass and timber abound, making photographs and gathering the thoughts and stories of his neighbors. His portraits, landscapes, details, and documentary images, photographed with sensitivity and restraint, are presented herein with elegance.
Walt Giacomini’s take on roping to brand, by itself, is worth the sticker price.” Jay Dusard, photographer/author of The North American Cowboy: A Portrait, and Vaqueros & Buckaroos.
“What a fantastic window into your area’s ranching community, and to modern ranching in general. Its artful message, so important right now for the future of small ranches and their vibrant life, is beautifully and compellingly done. I’ll continue to savor the book for many years to come.” Tom Edmunds, Portland, Oregon
“It is so essential for ranchers to tell their stories to help preserve ranching and all its cultural, economic, and environmental benefits for future generations. Andy has captured the rich history of Humboldt’s ranchers by telling their stories and sharing pictures that demonstrate the heritage, the commitment to the land, and the values held by all in the ranching community.” Nita Vail, CEO, California Rangeland Trust
“It is a wonderful gift to Humboldt. Works like yours are of enormous value in preserving history. They often tell us more than official “text” books about how we truly lived our lives. You’ve created a beautiful work of art, too. Congratulations.” Ted and Donna Weis, Walnut Creek California
“It’s a spectacular book. I’ve been in tears. I’ve laughed. I’ve learned a lot. It is smart, beautifully done, and—best of all—authentic.” Wendy Lestina Ferndale, California, Author, Columnist, principle of Spriggs & Marley,Inc.