A Prairie Town

Architectural images from the small towns of the Canadian prairies.

Vancouver-based photographer, David Burdeny, has photographed an immense collection of architecture and landscapes across the globe, including Europe, Asia, Russia, Antarctica, Greenland, Brazil, Japan and Cuba. Ironically, he has never created a Canadian series. Due to travel restrictions of the current pandemic, Burdeny felt like a return to the prairie roots of his upbringing. This landscape of big sky and wide open spaces influenced Burdeny’s continuous use of the horizon line to set his compositions. Coupled with his love of architecture and the minimalism created by the flat light and snow covered ground, Burdeny tells a visual tale of nostalgia using the poetic beauty of snow.