Prompted to take up photography by the changes in Rensselaer County's landscapes, Nate created Focus on the Land. The photographs in this book capture the unspoiled natural scenes that are disappearing with Rensselaer County's swift growth.

The book features a foreword by James Howard Kunstler detailing the patterns of thinking and building that have endangered the very places we call home.

"Nate Simms' fine book of photographs is an excellent reference for those interested in understanding where we have come from and where we may be going. Mostly, they serve to remind us that the place we call home must be something worth caring about"

-James Howard Kunstler

author of Geography of Nowhere

and other books

Focus on the Land is available in local bookstores or by contacting Nate directly.