A 10-print folio
of stark winter landscapes of the plains
When most photographers head out to the landscape to make photographs, they will choose the so-called "grand landscape" — places of spectacular, and often obvious, beauty. Chuck Kimmerle has chosen to photograph a landscape that is just as beautiful, but in a less obvious way. The plains of North Dakota will never be mistaken for the grandeur of the Sierras, but they have a beauty all their own. This is particularly true in the stark winters where the landscape is reduced to white and the occasional tree.
This is difficult to photograph for both aesthetic and physical reasons. It takes a particularly dedicated photographer to work in the cold and relentless wind of the Dakota winters. Thankfully, Kimmerle has that kind of dedication, resulting in a portfolio of winter landscapes that are a true reflection of a rare kind of beauty.