I’ve been taking photographs for over 45 years. It began with 35mm black and white work and moved to large format negative view camera work acquiring a 5 by 7 Burke and James camera in 1971. Given the complexity of taking photos with this large camera, still landscapes have been my primary imagery, supporting my graphic and painting interest in capturing landforms, on-site, but with an eye for unusual, often back-lit scenes that are almost other-worldly and transcendent – actually my goal for all my work. While I don’t discount the wonders of digital photography and sophisticated editing procedures available today, I continue to make photographs in traditional methods, difficult processes and execution.