Another of the more eerie images in the PlainSky show, Desolation Gate is (among other things) a statement of foreboding and loss as it sits on the doorstep of northwest Nebraska.
After slogging through six months of a temporary site, I’ve finally completed the hosting and layout changeover to the new BrettLErickson.com. Take a look, and I hope you like it.
It’s been a long time coming, but the new brettlerickson.com is now up. I’ve been stalling with the new site for some time. It’s made it hard to offer prints for sale.
But, we’re up and running. There are more improvements to come, depending on how things go. Right now, I’m just accepting PayPay payments as a convenience for clients, but if orders take off, I may add a shopping cart system in the future that also accepts credit cards. But, let’s not get ahead of things.
I love unguarded looks, and last Friday night at the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department feed, there were plenty to capture.
Western Nebraskans are tremendously welcoming and gracious once you break through their tough exterior. Case in point: Dave Kreman. Together with his wife, he owns the Ranch House Restaurant in Crawford (good place to eat, by the way, and great for pictures), and also owns a large ranch: 300 cattle and 6000 acres of land. Yesterday morning, he picked my students and me up at Fort Robinson at 6:20 a.m., and drove us into the backcountry of his ranch to Initial Butte.
“Boy, I wish somebody would make a panorama of this view,” Dave said to me.
So I did.
The Sand Hills (or, as Nebraskans do it, the Sandhills) are a challenging, subtle place to photograph; few trees or geographic landmarks exist to help define a sense of scale in any photo. That may be why I’m so drawn to the area: It’s a challenge. But, I think it is more the immense expanse of the sky, the clarity of vision and the openness of the landscape that simply tantalizes me with the question, “What if?”
The Southwest is my mistress. Continue reading
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Harrison, Neb., is hoping for a new fire hall in 2013, and I couldn’t just stand by and watch as 275 people tried to finance such an endeavor all by themselves. Continue reading
If you’ve never wandered The Plaza in Santa Fe on a winter’s night, you’re missing quite the experience. Continue reading