“The evolution of this project has come so far from the beginning. It started as a scientific endeavor and then really transformed into a very romantic and poetic storytelling set of images. The way it transformed really came from the fact that I just didn’t like the images as a science project. I had used a romantic type of aesthetic in previous projects and that was my style so this naturally adapted to that.

There were so many influences in this project and that’s what really drove me to create the types of images I did. Folklore, storytelling, Appalachian dialect, anthropologic issues, the way the landscape can transform culture, poetry, music all of these things were central to how I went about creating the work. Each time I would explore another part it was like creating a new chapter. The editing became tough because getting.”
The Prevailing Winds of Hills and Heritage by Aaron Blum (3/6)

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