I have been on a frame by frame exploration of the process of perceiving something visually and then conveying my idea about that perception with a photograph for many years. Growing up in Arizona I was initially inspired to make photographs of its dramatic landscape. I chose to photograph with black & white film because I loved the work of Ansel Adams. It was his vision and technique that schooled me most at the beginning of my quest to be a photographer. I continue to work with black & white film in the landscape of Arizona and beyond, and print my negatives with a condenser lamp house in my personal lab, and always with music.