“Man’s eyes have great power, for they convey the soul. When God dwells in a man, his eyes can carry God to man.” Michel Quoist, Prayers 1963
Sight is the sense I value the most. Living in the Eastern Sierra has me surrounded by much that pleases the eye. A careful walk along a creek or around an old building or across a sand dune causes one to ‘see’ differently. Light momentarily strikes the water’s surface or a few cups left on a table or a temporary pattern left in the sand…perfect visual moments. I began photographing in color as a means of simply remembering these scenes, a visual record. I saw Edward Weston and Morley Baer prints in the early 1970s and my interest in the medium changed. Their monochrome prints captured these visual moments flawlessly and I became a black and white photographer.