Photographer Lewis Ableidinger takes an insider’s look at the American Midwest in his series, “Driving Through Flyover Country.” Originally from North Dakota, Ableidinger spent time living in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, before returning to his home state, to the small town of Harvey, where he works a day job as a locomotive engineer. Though he’s been photographing the Great Plains since the early 2000s, in the last several years his perspective has shifted — “from strict documentation of a place to a more artful approach looking for deeper meaning in my photographs.”
The resulting collection of images is set to be published as a photobook by Subjectively Objective later this year. Of the project, Ableidinger says: “‘Flyover Country’ is the derisive name given to the Midwest, a place people assume there isn’t much to see. This project explores the idea that there’s plenty to see, and plenty of people living their lives as best as they can. Additionally, I look at the effects of population loss in rural areas, the changing economics of the region, and how those that remain continue on.”
“Driving Through Flyover Country” is currently available for pre-order. See more below!