Most workers in the oil field try to maximize their sleep time. After a long shift, they go home and rest. But some people, including Ben Audet of Minot, North Dakota, prefer to get out and enjoy North Dakota’s great outdoors.
Photo by Ben Garvin
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A retired carpenter paints the oil boom.
Billionaire Harold Hamm isn’t the only Hamm in town. Phil Hamm’s got something to say about the boom too.
“I grew up on this place,” she says. “It’s pretty hard to leave.”
Cory Spotted Bear enjoys seeing folks who haven’t had much money get some monetary benefits from the oil boom.
Cooking ribs for roughnecks, but not staying forever: “Arkansas boys are Arkansas boys.”
“I wanted a fresh start so I came to North Dakota.”
“The beers were on the verge of becoming whiskeys.”