Gerry recently released a new book of photographs called American Winter. Over almost two years, between 2017 and parts of 2018, he traveled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, with the mission to capture both the beauty and the misery of a barely-inhabited wilderness cloaked in snow.
Gerry is a quiet and unpretentious photographer. He works with small formats where he constantly strives for clarity and, although his photos are not always self-explained, many have a hidden meaning lingering just beneath the surface. He has put on a number of exhibitions over the years, but now mainly focuses on his photo books.
– You work very intensively for several months - maybe photographing for years - only to have an exhibition that lasts for a couple of weeks. The book format keeps the images alive for a longer period of time, Gerry says.