In all my work – film, video, photographs and writing – the land is always a character in the story. Land in the broadest sense – the physical landscape, yes – but also the culture, history, memory and spiritual fabric of place. I grew up under the big sky on the High Plains of North Dakota and although I haven’t lived there for decades, that early connection to place continues to shape my stories. The films, photographs and books on this site reflect a journey through many landscapes in a long career – and a search for the essence in each unique place. As writer Wendell Berry has said, “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.”

 

 

 

 

 

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