A few miles off the highway, a million miles from ordinary


Western Lifestyle Photography by John ‘Grief’ Hoskin captures a way of life that’s a few miles off the highway, but a million miles from ordinary. His subjects are the landscapes and lifestyles of the American and Canadian Rancher, rodeos, horses, and other traditional Western subjects, and recently the Wildlife of the Yellowstone.

“I was ‘city-bred and ranch-raised’ on the outskirts of Calgary, Canada for the first 28 years of my life. For the last 36 years, I’ve been conveniently located in the middle of nowhere in a remote area of the Arizona desert, which has contributed significantly to the style of photography I’ve come to love. In mid 2021 I became a partner in a small guest ranch in Wyoming, the Historical UXU Ranch, 17 miles from Yellowstone National Park.

In my youth, ‘going down the road,’ I found out I couldn’t ‘ride a barn rail’ but I still learned and embraced the values and Code of the West. This has given me a deep appreciation and admiration for the ones who make a living from it. I both envy and admire them.”

Please read his Artist Statement  to learn more about his philosophy and approach to his western lifestyle photography.

“I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I did taking them.”