In North Dakota there is wind. On occasion, it stops blowing for a while, but not long. It blows day and night, spring and fall. It's a hard land to make a living on. This keeps many from trying, but not all. There are those who believe they are stronger than the wind, stronger than the winters, stronger than the elements that fight them day and night. To them, hope springs eternal.
This video short was produced in 2006. I recorded the wind the first day I arrived in North Dakota thinking it was a unique opportunity to capture that soulful sound. I need not have hurried. Three weeks of photography later, the wind was still blowing — and I was beginning to understand.
The images are from a preserved pioneer shack in Crosby, North Dakota.
2:51 running time
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