Click to preview Traces of a Culture photo book

The core of the book is over 200 black and white view camera images of buildings that are gradually disappearing on their own in the northwest North Dakota landscape.

For context, the following are sometimes included along with the view camera images:
a) Historical photographs and narratives.
b) Photographs of the animals and birds that
now coexist with those old buildings.
c) Autobiographical notes.


About the Author

Harlan Nelson
hdn Phoenix, AZ, USA

I first studied photography at Arizona State University for a year in the seventies. Then, to prepare for retirement, I spent several years taking large format photography classes from Rod Klukas at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. At the same time I gradually built up my inventory of equipment to include both 8x10 and 4x5 view cameras and a darkroom. For the book, I scanned my negatives into a computer and worked with Adobe Photoshop.
I grew up in the center of the area the images in this book were made. I have been staying there and making photographs every summer since 1997.

Publish Date  August 04, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  440 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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pat1926 says

Fantastic Black and whites!

posted at 03:05pm Oct 27 PST


smartinizer8 says

Great job Harlan! Each time I look through this book, I am taken back to the fields, farms and people of North Dakota.

posted at 07:39am Aug 24 PST


grethtones says

Looks like a very interesting book. Love the photos!

posted at 02:06pm Aug 04 PST

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