How did this come about

Having grown up in Colorado, the prairie was never very far.  In fact I was born in a small town out on the eastern plains.  So I've always been fascinated with small towns, beautiful clouds of the west and the slower pace of life.  

Several years ago I read about a psychological phenomenon whereby folks from urban areas become out of sorts when confronted with all the open land presented by the prairie.  They lack of obvious land marks is one of the confounding problems.  It apparently is worse at nite when there is a paucity of lights.  

I realized that this might be a form of prairie madness hence the title of my book.

I on the other feel better being out of Urban areas and in a sense consider it Prairie Therapy

Being a chronic self-publisher I decided I'd do a book of my prairie photos.  This has been a project of mine for about 10 years.  Now it was time to put it into print.

It also occurred to me that it might be nice to see if I could sell this book with proceeds going to two organizations who make it their goal to buy and preserve the prairie.  This then became the Prairie Madness Project if you will.

Photography /Writings of the Prairie

Sherri Mabes.             Chris Dahlquist.         John Crane


Using Format