Winterset’s Collapse – Kansas
$40.00 – $495.00
Long Exposure Photograph of an old Lutheran church as the Kansas earth reclaims her bones. This was a rare moonless night for us, but a tableau that begged for illumination before full collapse. Standing tall and proud but a mere four years ago, the end is neigh now. As the story goes: centuries ago the Volga Germans (Germanic people who had migrated to Russia with the promise that they would be exempt from military service) immigrating to the States, and specifically Russell County, Kansas, after Czar Alexander revoked their military exemption. At first, these immigrants were shunned by the community. But in due time, they proved their moxie by not merely holding strong against the relatively inhospitable conditions — an environment they knew well from their generations in Russia — but the prosperity they infused into the region from their hard work and determination to remain in Kansas. For the external landscape, we used our Protomachines flashlight set to a milky white as a meek stand-in for our usual full moon. The inside bursts with yellow — a nod to midnight services from years passed.
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