I am fascinated by tourist-driven places with unique histories, especially during the quiet off-season. I like to explore how a place creates an identity; how a spot can become iconic through excessive imagery. I started photographing the Wisconsin Dells, a regional destination spot, in 2008. It was during this summer that a man-made lake (Lake Delton) stood completely empty after a disaster struck the dam that season, creating a miniature sort of "disaster tourism" for a short time. I became inspired by H.H. Bennett who was the first photographer to heavily document the Dells. In the images I explore the new and man-made parts of this area that was once only known for it's unique sandstone formations. Echoing Bennett's interest in promoting the region through mass-produced imagery, the work is shown both as large-scale prints and as a postcard installation.