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Living Rural

Living Rural

Open spaces, farm fields, fence lines, old trucks, back roads, big sky, rodeo nights, boots and calloused hands. Small town living on mountain time.  A slower pace of life, where there’s always work to do. Not a lot going on and yet so much getting done.

By Photographer Camrin Dengel

You’ve learned it’s not for everyone. In a place where cattle out number the people, the beer is cheap in quality, but not in price, you can eat at every restaurant in this town and the next town over before the end of the week…twice. You might get stuck behind a tractor on the highway, but it’s worth it. You might even decide you love the place for those things instead of in spite of them.

Old barns and silos stand with pride, as it’s a feat to withstand the seasonal storms that blow through. Roads filled with potholes, kick up dust that drifts in through open windows. Dump trucks pass with loads of spuds, stacked high enough you can see a few spill over the sides.

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Model pictured in the Catera 5X Outdoor Hat

A place where denim on denim isn’t a statement, it’s classic. No one cares if you’ve got goat poop smeared into the knees of your jeans. It’s a place where dogs have jobs and no desire to retire. It’s a small town. It’s rural living.

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Photographer Bio

Lifestyle photographer, Camrin Dengel is a storyteller with a focus in slow living. Raised in rural Alaska, she now calls Teton Valley, Idaho her home. Her work explores the theme of returning to our roots with images that feel honest and reminiscent with their film-like quality.

Website: | Instagram: @camrindeng | Facebook: Camrin Dengel | Pinterest: @camrindengel

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The Road to Bandit Town

The Road to Bandit Town

“There’s much that separates the two American coasts, not the least of which is about a 3,000 mile stretch of the most well-developed road system in human history. But, as much as those roads connect us, there’s always been a distinct East Coast style and a much different West Coast style.

It shows up in car culture all the time: the East Coast will usually choose performance before style, while the West Coast will pull the wipers off an old car for no other reason than it just looks better. Same thing can be applied to personal style. There are some 300 years of hardcore European influence that’s been washing up on East Coast shores and it’s turned into a pretty easily-identifiable look. Meanwhile, the Latin American influence on the Western states has manifested itself in ways that make it really easy to tell which gates at JFK are non-stop flights to L.A.

It‘s with all this evidence that we here at Hemmings hatched an idea with Daryl Carr from Stetson Hats, as we stood together on a South Jersey beach and watched guys in page-boys and fedoras slowly burp their antique roadsters and Harleys up and down the sand on a cloudy Saturday morning. Looking out over the collection of spare, narrow jalopies hammered out of tin and wood, it was easy to understand how one of the most iconic American brands fit so naturally into the environment these guys had created for themselves: the historic beach boardwalk behind us, the pier and its giant Ferris wheel protecting us from the north and nothing but the timeless style of South Jersey breakers to frame machinery draped in vintage dungarees, wool racing jerseys and that classic Stetson hat. It was a recreation of early Twentieth century automotive beach racing art-directed and set-designed to recall an era of American car culture that, when we squinted just-so, looked fairly accurate.”

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