Nebraska is as much a state of mind as a real geographic place. The pace of life is slower than the coasts of the USA. Cities are smaller, distances are greater. The sky is wide and not obscured.

I use film in my cameras, always black and white. I make my prints by hand in my darkroom.


I have been photographing Nebraska for 20 years. I strike out alone for a day or a week, my direction chosen by intuition.

Sometimes I am compelled by the names of the places I have read about - Blue Hill, Weeping Water, Scalp Creek. Sometimes a story or a piece of folklore about a place intrigues me. Or maybe the ethnic connection is irresistible - the Bohemian Alps, the Russian Bottoms or the Czech Capital of Nebraska.

I have a briefcase crammed with topographical maps, state road maps, county road maps, maps drawn for me on matchbook covers and maps I make myself when I find roads and landmarks unidentified elsewhere. I make notes in the margins of the maps when I find a place that I want to see again - in another season, at another time of day - when the slant of light will be right.

Archival Gelatin Silver photographs are printed on 11 x 14 paper and archivally matted to 16 x 20 inches. The cost is $400.00. Larger prints of some images are available, unmatted, for $600.
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