Prairie: A Self Portrait


Prairie is my first year as a photographer. It is a collection of photos that serve as a self portrait, an origin story and it contains the fertile soil needed to grow as a story teller and image maker.

Prairie is the heart. It is the center. It is middle America. It is simple and common but is filled with beauty and a richness of texture for those with the patience to cultivate it. Prairie teaches me patience and an appreciation for imperfection.

Prairie is a hard cover book that contains 98 pages of the people and places that have defined my home. Shot entirely on black and white 35mm Ilford XP2 film, Prairie is my first story told using photography.

Alex Laniosz