The small places of the west are besieged by modernity, encroached upon by industrialism. Writers write; they sit down at a keyboard and ponder and type and delete and type and it becomes prose and poetry from thin air. Photographers, however, must go. Must see. Must touch. Must be in the light.
This project aimed to decree notable, vital, that which is so often declared forgotten, the rural West. To reclaim pastoralism for itself, examining the intersection between the architecture, landscapes and people of the northwest corner of Nebraska, one of the least-populated spaces in the United States. This second set is in only black and white, for those are the legends which permeate the subconscious of these people.
A limited-edition book, penned in partnership with National Geographic photographer Sam Abell, and edited by National Geographic photographer Richard Olsenius, was released in 2013. It is sold out.
However, prints of most images are available upon request in varied limited editions. Please contact us for more information.