Synopses & Reviews
These unique and remarkable photographs of the Great Plains, taken by Georg Joutras over the span of two decades, show the breathtaking grandeur of prairie and sky, the sometimes nuanced, other times brilliant colors of earth and evening light, the titanic scale of clouds and sun and horizon, and the intimate postures of its wild creatures.and#160;Joutras's Great Plains are photographed from the heart, with reverence and wonder at the miraculously preserved ancient environment through which he pilgrimages. His powerful images conduct an unmediated sensuous immersion in nature, evoking the feel of the wind, the smell of earth, the sounds of sandhill cranes, the wary, watchful eyes of predators or prey, and an aura of simultaneous wildness and repose. These photographs, executed with boldness yet conceived and understood in humility, are glimpses of a transcendent world of light, color, and suspended time that we are privileged to witness.and#160;These magnificent imagesand#8212;including both landscapes and wildlife portraitsand#8212;are accompanied by a searching examination of all that it means to photograph the plains and its creatures. Beyond the physical challenges, the distances trekked, and the opportunities lost, what emerges is the joy in sharing the wildness and the vastness, the antiquity and the innocence, the fragility and the vitality of this unique land bounded by earth, sky, and light.
The unique and remarkable photographs of Georg Joutras, taken over two decades of working on the Great Plains, show the breathtaking grandeur of prairie and sky, the vivid or nuanced colors of earth and evening light, the titanic scale of clouds and sun and horizon, and the intimate postures of the creatures of the wild. The magnificent images--including both landscapes and wildlife portraits--are accompanied by a reflective and searching examination of all that it means to photographs the plains and its creatures.
About the Author
Georg Joutras is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer whose studio is located in the Historic Haymarket District in Lincoln, Nebraska.