David Ottenstein PhotographyDavid Ottenstein Photography

IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape

After 13 years of photographing in Iowa, some 50,000 images and tens of thousands of miles, my book is now on press and will be available around October 1, 2017.

IOWA:Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape contains 89 of my black and white photographs and includes texts by Alan Trachtenberg of Yale University and Jonathan Andelson, director of the Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College in Iowa. The book explores the transformation of the Iowa landscape from one based on the agrarian notion of the small, diversified farm to a landscape geared toward industrial scale agriculture. My photographs of rural and small-town Iowa depict sweeping landscapes, abandoned farmhouses, grain elevators, section roads, ethanol plants and many more “discoveries” that I’ve made while wandering Iowa’s “back roads and forgotten corners,” as Jonathan Andelson aptly describes it.

Proudly produced in the U.S., the 10” by 11” hardcover, 144 page book is being printed by Cannelli Printing in West Haven, Connecticut, with high quality tritone reproduction. The publisher is Prospecta Press, also based in CT.

 

You can pre-order now and be among the first to see and own the book

    • archival prints, made by the photographer
    • signed and numbered on the back, in custom folio
    • choose 1 image from the group below
    • archival prints, made by the photographer
    • signed and numbered on the back, in custom folio
    • choose 3 images from the group below
    • prints and folio in hand-made box, edition of 15
    • archival prints, made by the photographer
    • signed and numbered on the back, in custom folio
    • choose 6 images from the group below

Select here to indicate if your book should be signed or unsigned:

CHOOSING PRINTS: Please use the “Additional Instructions” box when paying via PayPal or credit card to list the 1, 3 or 6 images you are selecting, using the letters ‘a’ through ‘l’

All prints will be limited to editions of 40. Paper size is 10″x11” with image area approximately 7”x9”, but varying according to the format of the particular photograph

 


 

Shipping: $8.00 for a book-only order (for 1-3 books). Free shipping on any purchase of book with print(s)

Sales tax will be added to orders shipped to a CT address

 

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