Chris Rusanowsky is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer based in North Texas. Chris has spent the last twelve years of his career focusing on stories of resilience and American identity. In 2017, Chris signed on to his first...
Oil Boom Boys4/23/15North Dakota 20150423-4-23-15466469.JPG North Dakota has become the center of conversation for a more energy-efficient move for the United States. With the discovery of oil in "The Bakken" Shale and hydraulic fracking, people from all over the country migrated to the rural towns of North Dakota. The rumors almost hard to believe that you could make six-figures as a roughneck attracted most of the new occupants. The majority of the oil field workers were male and would find themselves living in overpriced "man camps" provided by oil companies. The struggles of depression, fatigue, and below zero weather would make or break these men's charter.
The state of California faced its worst fire season in history. One of the worst fires located in Los Angeles and Ventura County, named the Woolsey Fire. This wildfire burned; 96,949 acres and destroyed 1,643 structures. Three people reported to have died in the blaze, and over a quarter-million evacuated. A helicopter flys above as it make water drops on a new fire breakout.