Wild Rose Country

A country known for its hard working cowboys, round steaks and big skies.  This collection originated from three months working on seventy-eight year old Dick Hardy’s ranch in Southern Alberta, Canada. Dick, one of the last legendary cowboys in the region continues to manage a small-scale family ranch.  It is only in the unfertilized meadows on these ranches where Alberta’s wild roses can be found, thus where Alberta’s name originated. The traditional cowboy lifestyle of small scale ranching is increasingly difficult to sustain in a country where mass scale ranches average at 1,500 acres. And a country that exports 1.2 dollars of beef per annum (891,000 tones).