A last minute assignment took me up to Gillette, Wyoming earlier this week. Here are a few of the new OTR photos from the 750+ mile round-trip!
Finishing up another shoot in the Williston, North Dakota + Eastern Montana area (the Bakken) for a client – I decided to take a break this evening and edit some personal photographs from the trip. Below are 8 new additions to my ongoing On The Road project of non-traditional landscape photographs. I passed by many more fantastic scenes on this shoot – but traffic and construction in this part of the country right now make conditions too dangerous for me to work on this alone a large portion of the time.
Here is a more abstract set of landscape photographs from Spain + Portugal that move my project a little further. Still, however, attempting to capture the spirit of the landscape I pass in a unique style and always with a real photograph.
A different mode of transportation and amazing terrain resulted in some wonderful new non-traditional landscape photographs from my recent trip to Spain and Portugal. We spent a lot of time on various trains and trams which gave me plenty of opportunity to make a few new additions to my ongoing photography project, On The Road (OTR). This first installment might look like photographs of a model, or maybe captured with a tilt-shift lens. However, they are all real photographs (no manipulation or photoshop) captured with my Fujifilm X100s camera.
Below is another addition to my ongoing project, On The Road; a series of non-manipulated photographs capturing the essence of a landscape in a very non-traditional way. Often my work takes me to remote or rural locations that require hours of driving to reach. The spaces and places in between offer their beauty as the miles roll by. With these photographs I hope to capture a bit of the soul of the land I pass and a glimpse into the lives lived upon it.
I find myself back up in the Oil Boom country (the Bakken region) working on assignment. The crazy weather (snow + -20 + wind) makes for challenging photographic situations. But the weather and logistics create a wonderful atmosphere for another installment of On The Road. This project consists of photographs I create while driving to/from an assignment, usually on deadline, that hopefully captures the spirit of the landscape and place while utilizing photography in a novel way.
This set of new photographs from my continuing project, On The Road (OTR) captures a colorful sunrise through the mountain trees while driving to Jamestown, CO to photograph the destruction from the recent flooding there.
My ongoing series of non-traditional landscape photographs (On The Road) consists mostly of agricultural scenes. This time I took a trip into the Colorado Mountains and returned with a new set of photographs.
A set of new non-traditional landscape photographs capturing a bit more of the spirit of rural Colorado. I created these photographs while driving between editorial assignments recently.
Another day began, as many promising days do, with myself in an unfamiliar car and rural miles extending ahead as far as I can see. On this day the dreary morning was welcome; rain for the ranchers and farmers I was passing by and would soon meet is so deeply needed here.
3 new non-traditional landscape photographs attempting to capture an ethereal portrait of the landscape.
Early morning, struggle to get gear into car – last of the coffee slides off the frozen roof. Thus this trip to South Dakota began but all was not lost; an emergency Redbull stored in the fridge replaced spilled coffee, and my attempt to capture a more ethereal portrait of the landscape seems to have been successful.
A moment before the long drive begins, I sit in my car and look at a map, or a map I’ve scribbled on the back of an old The Far Side page-a-day calendar or conjure up a map in my brain. I preset my camera to the settings I believe will be most likely to capture the mood of the landscape that lies ahead, or maybe best embody the mood of the driver. And as the car turns down the road, and the miles accumulate I hope to bring home something from On The Road.
Another two reasons I love this part of the country. Here two moody landscape photographs I captured recently during a trip up to the oil boom area of North Dakota and Montana attempt to capture a bit of the beauty there. These are part of my ongoing OTR project.
I used to drive I-25 to and from Denver and Fort Collins every week. There was a stretch of close to 50 miles where a subdivision was not to be seen; corn, sunflowers and cows ruled the land. Today much of that agrarian land has been planted with rows of houses. Below are 6 photographs I captured of those disappearing agricultural landscapes during a drive home from Wyoming.
The sky is turning from black to blue, the street lights click off and people begin to stir outside as I sit drinking my first cafe-bought coffee of the New Year selecting photographs for a blog post showing destruction and hardship from the drought. But first I wanted to offer this photograph, an addition to my growing OTR (On The Road) project, as hope not just for a less dry year but general hope for prosperity and a lack of smiting from the powers that be.
I was driving to an assignment last Sunday through some stunning groves of golden Aspen and other colorful trees and created the photographs below. I wanted to stop several times, get out and try for a more traditional landscape photograph, but alas, I could not be late for my shoot. In hindsight I’m glad there was no stopping, as these photographs are far more visually interesting than what I would have captured standing still.
These are part of my ongoing series, On The Road, and showcase a place I love – any place miles from town.
Here are two moody pictures to add to the OTR collection. Shot while driving up to South Dakota on assignment.
From heavy traffic to a lone barn – 3 visual treats from a quick trip made a few hours early in an attempt to beat the storm.
What an amazing area and drive. A delayed flight home from a shoot in Topeka, IN + Flint, MI allows me to post this series of pictures from On The Road that I shot this week. A great set of pictures for the Halloween season.