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The Silence of the American West Will Steal Your Heart

From the sharp peaks of the Tetons, to the Hoodoos of Utah's red deserts, and to the lush, towering forests of the Pacific Northwest: the West has been an integral part of the American identity, captivating untold numbers of people with its unsurpassed beauty.

It speaks to the soul, the silence does. Whether you’re awake, or asleep, you feel it. To find it, you must take the first step — venturing into darkness, leaving behind your inhibitions and your fears.

Cinematographer Matthew Irving’s short film The Silence has captured the essence of the immeasurable, beautiful silence of the American West. It will tug at your heartstrings, leaving you longing for a quiet night outdoors. 

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"Over the years, I've spent a great deal of time outside on solo adventures, and during those times, I inevitably end up surrounded by silence. [That] is kind of what this piece is about," Irving writes on his Facebook. 

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