I begin almost all of my landscape photography the same simple way:
by checking the weather. I prefer to operate at the beginning or end of a storm,
or during seasonal transitions, as this is where I often find the most mysterious
and unrepeatable moments in the landscape. What begins as a highly intuitive
process gains in conceptual clarity as I move through it. It is like having a
conversation where the purpose and meaning reveals itself the more you interact,
or even upon reflection.
Landscape is the primary vehicle through which I attempt to work out the
psychological or the spiritual before they can become clearly verbalized
or personified. The landscape is a stage on which my intuitions about the world
play out. On a more practical note, I find that deliberately putting myself in harsh
environments or desolate places while moving along with my own two feet simply
brings my mind and spirit to life.