“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

— Chuck Close


Arrows Reach is a project by Jacob Penderworth, a biographer with a camera who resides in Portland, Oregon.

An excuse to leave the house for more exciting things, the project has brought Jacob through 18 countries, talking to dozens of strangers and hiking every hilltop.


The project's goal is to capture personality, emotion, and fleeting elements of the human experience.

Not just to motivate others to get outside and create, but build a community that does it naturally.

On Others

In its entirety, Arrows Reach is about others. Be one of them – a photographer, creator, model, aspiring backpacker...

Yup, let's do some of that stuff.

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