The last undammed ninety-two miles of the Wisconsin river, from Prairie du Sac to the Mississippi, are featured. My work showcases five landscapes which embody the beauty and controversy surrounding this jeopardized part of Southwestern Wisconsin. Here in the only unglaciated area of the Upper Midwest one sees primeval sloughs, towering sandstone bluffs, upland woods and native prairies. Rural farmscapes often complement this primitive world while other human activities sometimes degrade it.
To lend an air of timelessness to the black and white format, the 110 photographs were taken with two antique cameras — a 1914 Kodak Autographic for panoramic views and a 1940’s era Rolleiflex twin lens.