A photography monograph on a remote area of Appalachia, “The Lost Provinces” was a name for a region in the far northeastern corner of North Carolina at the intersection of Tennessee and Virginia. In spite of being close to cities such as Charlotte and Bristol, poor roads and rugged terrain made it difficult to reach in the early 20th century, in fact up until the 1990’s most of the roads in these counties were still unpaved. Generations deep of Scottish and Irish settlers struggled with mining, farming, and timber up in the mountains. This is the birthplace of bluegrass, home of moonshine and NASCAR. This personal project began on my off days while I was working on a show for National Geographic.