I was first introduced to Brian Lesteberg's work through his series Raised To Hunt, which explores the artist's intimate relationship with his hunting heritage in North Dakota. His series Places Of Worship, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for a feature essay called “The Way We Live Now,” contains the same stillness and isolation as many of the photographs from Raised To Hunt. Unlike his photographs of hunting culture which adopt a decidedly American aesthetic, the images in Places Of Worship address a more diverse set of cultures and religions. Despite the differing subject matter, Lesteberg's vision remains sensitive and thought-provoking throughout.
You can find an article about Lesteberg's work here.
All photographs from the series Places Of Worship
All Images © Brian Lesteberg