About the Book
Barns and Backroads is a beautiful photographic journey along rural backroads in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Barns and farmhouses are photographed by Susan Collett Duchene in a way that reflects the unique character of each farm structure. Attention is given to detail and history. A profound reverence and respect for the rural history, life and architecture is expressed thoughtfully throughout the book. Simple informative commentary, an introduction and a poem writen by Susan about a particularly special farmstead create a completeness to her first publication. Barns and Backroads leave the reader reflecting on their own personal connection to our rural past, both personal and in our larger community.
I have great passion for rural farm life and history, which I explore primarily in MInnesota and Wisconsin. I photograph old barns, farms, nature, floral and portrait phototgraphy in natural settings. I have a profound appreciation of our farm history and enjoy exploring backroads, discovering new barns, visiting with local farmers and residents. I enjoy learning family history of the farm whenever possible, to connect with each barn personality I reflect through photography. I hope to expand my photography art, as I am committed to portrait art for barns. My business, Backroads Photography vision is to document history, preserve memories, one barn at a time. I share this journey with a larger audience, creating appreciation and understanding of our rural heritage. Contact me for barn slideshow presentations, custom barn shoots, portrait work, shop and select diverse matted or framed prints, cards and more. Contact me at 651-324-4485 or jsduchene@frontiernet Thanks!