North Dakota Portfolio

These images were made in some of the abandoned farms and structures around the town of Rugby and Rolette, North Dakota. My friend, Dan Smith, introduced me to his hometown in 2010 and I fell under the area’s spell.

Why do so many of us enjoy photographing in these empty, often ruined buildings? Perhaps it is the sense of mystery and the chance to be a visual archeologist, trying to answer the question “Why?” Maybe it has more to do with a sense of loss for the past - four our communities, for the earth, for ourselves. Then again, it could simply be the way the light plays on peeling paint and weathered boards.

Whatever the draw, if you are interested in making your own images in places like this, check out the Spirit of Structure: North Dakota workshop.

North Dakota Workshop in the News

Platinum Prints (unmatted, unframed)

5x7 $500
5x12, 8x10 $1000
11x14 $2000
8x20 $2500
12x20 $3500
16x20 $4500

Contact us for hours/appointments to visit the gallery at 22 Pearl Street, Camden ME.