About the Book
Whenever I am taking pictures from my small single-engine Cessna, I always keep in mind the quote
by Paul Klee that “art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes it visible.” In my many flights over the
last few years I have learned that there is a certain rhythm to the Eastern Plains of Colorado that moves at a
pace largely invisible to most people with modern lives. Fields are planted, crops grow and are harvested, leaving the ground to lie fallow before being turned under as the growing season begins again. Intuitively we know this is happening, but do not have the ability to see it firsthand except for those occasional glimpses from the airliner. The photographs is this book, taken over a span of years of a few select fields, allow the viewer to study the beauty of these cycles and feel their rhythms and, in turn, to understand more about what is happening on the Eastern Plains.
Evan Anderman is a social-landscape photographer based in his hometown of Denver, Colorado who shoots mostly from his airplane. In his youth Anderman spent a great deal of time in the mountains and plains of Colorado and the Western United States. This love of the land eventually led Anderman to pursue the earth sciences as a career and he obtained several degrees in Geological Engineering. After working nearly two decades in the field, Anderman took his love for the landscape and pursued his passion for photography to become a full-time artist in 2005. Anderman is especially attracted to less-traveled, and often barren, areas such as Eastern Colorado, the high deserts and forests of the Western United States, Antarctica, Iceland and the Arctic. He finds peace in the solitude that these places offer, and is empowered to rise to the challenge of portraying these landscapes with optimism.