When my wife and I moved to Kansas in 1994, I got my first look at a part of the country that I knew nothing about. I began to explore the Flint Hills, which would become a very special place to me, both personally and professionally.
This region of tallgrass prairie defied the standard preconception of Kansas being flat and uninteresting.
I became aware of the role that fire played in perpetuating the grasslands. As lines of flames boldly transformed the landscape or quietly crept through the night, I was drawn to take a deeper look at this subtle yet dynamic land.
I began a personal photographic project, striving to make images that evoked both the essence and peaceful energy of what made this prairie land so compelling to me.
The enigmatic nature of a relatively un-featured, minimal landscape, both subtle yet dramatic, presented a photographic challenge unlike that of any other place I had been.
Through this project, I strive to make images that promote an awareness of the region’s beauty and vitality, and the importance of preserving our largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie.
2% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.