The 2017 dozen

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With the year 2017 being almost over, I browsed the pictures I took over the last 12 months and selected a dozen pictures that are important to me.

Another case of serendipity

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For a people photographer, planning photographic opportunities is not an easy thing. Even more so when he’s traveling and wants to convey the mood of a place. You can’t really plan whom you’re going to meet and what the situation will be like unless you start with a preconceived notion, which is exactly the opposite of what I want to … Read More

The 2016 dozen

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With 2016 just behind me, I went through the pictures I took over the course of the year and selected 12 of my favorites. Not necessarily the ‘best’ ones (I find the concept of ranking each and everything a little odd, anyway), but 12 photographs that I will certainly remember.

Visiting Jeannie – A stay at the O’Haire Motor Inn

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 When I was a boy, one of my favorite TV shows was I dream of Jeannie with Barbara Eden playing a 2,000-year-old genie who gets freed from her bottle by an astronaut (played by Larry Hagman) with whom she falls in love. A few years ago I bought all episodes of the series on DVD and had a great time … Read More

Demolition Derby in Shelby, MT

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 More than 40 years ago, I was a little boy then, my father would sometimes take me to an event where people deliberately did what was to be avoided in road traffic at all cost: run automobiles into each other with the intent of causing maximum damage. I remember how excited the audience was and how they cheered the last … Read More

Sustainable farming in Montana

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 A few days ago I wrote about large-scale farming in northern Montana, a highly automated operation that is reminiscent of industrial manufacturing processes. Hi-tech machinery, complex chemistry and advanced breeds of grain are necessary ingredients of this kind of agribusiness. What you can see there is the result of a long process of optimization for one specific goal, the yield … Read More

Harvest on Montana’s Hi-Line

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 “Five hundred”, Jason Wanken said. “OK, and the price?”, I asked. Again the reply was “Five hundred”. I was sitting in the buddy seat of a combine that had a 500 hp engine and cost around US$ 500,000. An impressive machine that replaces hundreds of farmhands. Up here on Montana’s Hi-Line, the stretch of land around the Great Northern Railway line, … Read More