The only photos I’d seen of Mount Rushmore were the faces up close. I had never seen the mountain from which they were carved. I wanted to make a photograph from a different perspective. In order to set the scene, I’ve also included images along the way as I traveled through Nebraska and the Oglala Grasslands.
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, the only National Parkland in Nebraska. Around those two hills hundreds of dinosaur bones were found.
Nebraska doing its best Utah impression
The road across Oglala National Grassland
Abandoned building in South Dakota
A cat stretches as it awakens in the abandoned building
South Dakota sheep
Provo, South Dakota. Where old cars go to die
Old cars in Provo, South Dakota
The Crazy Horse Monument is going to be enormous
The light was terrible, so I watched tourist for a long while waiting for it to change
Finally at sunset I made the image I wanted, showing the mountain in which the faces are carved