From my beginning days in photography, roughly 1969, I had the ambition to travel and make photographs. Somehow, I felt a great satisfaction in producing photographic art that came from within. It was a perfect combination: I loved to travel and was particularly lured by the vast, largely unexplored wilderness areas of the great American West, and I felt an insatiable drive to photograph. I felt as though everything I looked at became elements organized to fit in the confines of a visual frame.
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My early inspiration in photography came from some of the masters, notably Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock, both of whom I had the life-changing pleasure