Photography for me is a process of questioning. I don't use a camera to take things or capture them or even to find images... or answers. I like how photography can start conversations for me, many of them solely in my own head and under my breath. The process lets me step just a bit out of myself, my head and the preconceptions I carry and wear like an old pair of boots. This landscape could have just been a landscape, it could have just been a photo of a landscape but instead it became a part of a narrative and an exploration on too many tangential topics to be able to explain, both for lack of time and desire on my part. If this seems vague, my apologies. Just as I am not generally one to have my camera prove things for me, I am also not one to try to provide the answers for others.
But anyway, I cannot really express how much I value how I look at, think of and interact with the world has changed because of photography. With photography no landscape has to be just a landscape.
Credit for the idea for the title to the U2 song Please which was playing while I edited this image.
Pentax 67 / Kodak Tri-X
Tags: Pentax 67 Film is not dead Kodak Tri-X Tom Dick and Harry Medium Format 6x7 Oregon Pacific Northwest landscape Mt Hood winter snowy wilderness black & white