The Vastness of Nebraska

"First Light, Cherry County, Nebraska," 2013. © Andrew Moore/Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson
Photographer Andrew Moore‘s current exhibit at Yancey Richardson showcases what he calls the “openness of the landscape, and a sense of freedom. Emptiness but not empty pictures.” 

“Dirt Meridian” is a collection of images from around the one-hundredth meridian (hence the show’s title) in Nebraska. Moore’s interest in the area stemmed from a cousin who worked on a ranch in South Dakota, and other family in Nebraska. Through family connections he was introduced to an expert pilot who specialized in aerial application (crop dusting). 

By attaching the camera to the strut of the plane and controlling remotely from his laptop inside the plane, Moore was able to photograph looking straight forward, looking straight down, backwards, etc. “I was able to shoot the moment before ‘Decisive Moment,”” he explains. The project will continue and include the southern plains around the panhandles of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.