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.
This time-lapse video is another portion of my construction shoot up in North Dakota recently. The crews set this 32,000 sq. ft. building in 6.5 days – a stunning process to behold. It is a neat addition to the traditional still photographs I captured during the construction – and this video really shows the process in a visually interesting way especially since the final version of this in full HD.
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.
Witnessing a crew creating a 32,000 sq ft. building in 6.5 days is the epitome of the entrepreneurship, grit and the staggering pace found in the oil boom area in North Dakota. I can’t say that I enjoyed every moment of this project (the average temp. was 22.3 degrees!) but I absolutely enjoy the wild-west feeling and spirit of the Boomtown, and love working and making pictures there.