Category: Behind the photo

Rural America and the Drug Epidemic

You Can’t Talk About Rural Population Decline Without Mentioning Drugs What scares me the most in rural America is the drug epidemic. You never know when you’re going to walk into somebody’s meth lab. I’ve been fighting with the topic of the rural drug epidemic since I decided that I would be making a documentary film on top of the Lost… Read more →

A (Rail) Road Runs Through It

The Railroad, Farmers and America I’ve really had two loves when it comes to photographing the ruins of the early twentieth century. The towns & farms of our agricultural society and the factories & infrastructure of our industrial past. Yet while both are very different there has always been one connecting element. The railroad. Following embankments that once had tracks has… Read more →

Ottawa County, Kansas

Ottawa County, Kansas. January 2008.  (Read to the end for a special give-away) I thought about calling this a throwback Thursday photo, but honestly, just about anything I take photos of is a throwback to days gone by. Back on the trip I took in the Winter of 2008 I came across this old homestead in Ottawa County, Kansas. Somewhere between… Read more →