One Take: Home in The Woods, A Study

In which we gave Ponca-based photographer Jeff Rose a Polaroid, eight frames of film and one take to get the shot


LET’S SEE, I moved out here—it’s been almost three years. I’m trying to think of how to say this other than it was a dream come true. It’s incredible. Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about the Ozarks and the Buffalo River in particular. And just being able to be here, to be out in it every day is—I mean, it’s incredible. People told me that once I moved out here and I wasn’t just seeing it once a week or so—it would become bland and I wouldn’t be getting out as much because I’ve done all the stuff. But it’s been the opposite. Being able to have the time and being in the vicinity, I feel like I’ve pushed myself to see as much as I can. So, there are trails like Big Bluff and Whitaker Point that are really close by that I do really often. But it also pushes me to explore more, I just try to bushwhack and see as much as I possibly can.