Photographer Cynthia Chace Gray captures the awe of the vistas of the Bighorn Mountains on the plains of Wyoming. After moving out West from New York City, the artist became enamored with the majestic natural beauty of the state. Rejecting the norms of contemporary photography, Gray chooses an unfiltered approach that adds truth and authenticity to the work. By not digitally altering her photographs, the artist lets her surroundings speak for themselves.
In works like Rock Creek Sunrise and This Prairie Shore, we see her penchant for tilting the camera towards the sky, focusing on the light that gives these landscapes meaning. As the sun sets in the distance, so do the landscapes she inhabits. In a world free of artificial light, the sun begins and ends the day, reminding us of the simplicity of nature.