When I was first thinking about relocating to Montana I spoke to someone in Havre who asked why I wanted to move to the plains of eastern Montana. I I said I enjoyed photography, after which the person asked, "You do know where Havre is, right?"
I was confused. "Yes, I know where Havre is." I wanted to add, "I can read a map, you know." The person on the other end of the telephone conversation said, "Well, we aren't really located close to the mountains, you know."
Many people naturally gravitate to the mountains in the western and southern part of the state. And I get that. Mountains are beautiful, especially for a kid like me who never saw a mountain until his mid-20s. But I always prided myself as a photographer who enjoyed a very simple composition to my images. I don't like a lot of clutter in my photos. And the plains of eastern Montana were just perfect for experimenting with the art of minimalism and abstract subjects. That's where I learned to make photos of abstract landscapes.
If you have not yet seen my photographs of abstract landscapes be sure to check them out now by clicking on the link below.