CHRIS RUSANOWSKY

Documentary Photographer On Assignment

Last night a friend and I headed down to Medicine Rock State Park to photograph the milky way. As I was setting up my camera, my eyes were adjusting to the night sky. I was overwhelmed with all the beautiful stars in the sky that I almost didn’t notice this green cloud at the North. Thinking it was lights from a far distance town, I began to star at it and noticed it was dancing in the sky. The Northern Lights? It was! I was shocked, I never thought I would see them in my life. As I stumbled around in the dark I found a great position to capture the awesome beauty in front of me.

From North Dakota, You lived a life of greatness and adventure.

From North Dakota, You lived a life of greatness and adventure.

During another 12 hour shift at a frac sand yard, I was able to capture some amazing portraits of the young men. 
 

During another 12 hour shift at a frac sand yard, I was able to capture some amazing portraits of the young men. 

 

Lynn a Truck Driver from Summerville, GA has been working in the North Dakota Oil Boom for 10 years. He has sacrificed a marriage to seek finical opportunity. I hear a lot of stories like this, people struggling in there home towns come out here to make a better life from themselves and there families.

Lynn a Truck Driver from Summerville, GA has been working in the North Dakota Oil Boom for 10 years. He has sacrificed a marriage to seek finical opportunity. I hear a lot of stories like this, people struggling in there home towns come out here to make a better life from themselves and there families.

Eric, AKA “Redneck” came out to North Dakota to drive trucks at the age of 21 from Fortworth, Texas. He says, “this place is addicting, you can make a good living out here and that keeps you coming back.”

Eric, AKA “Redneck” came out to North Dakota to drive trucks at the age of 21 from Fortworth, Texas. He says, “this place is addicting, you can make a good living out here and that keeps you coming back.”