I'm curious about how things are. Why are weathered, older mountains more beautiful than ragged, newer ones? Why is deep shadow so mysterious and inviting?
Process is the "How" about things. Deciding how to interpret a photograph once out of the camera thrills me. It leads me beyond curiosity on the way to satisfaction, that is, to the final photograph. It provides the "Ah-Ha" of a "high touch" activity. Watching a beautiful print slowly emerge from the developer in darkness is ecstasy; waiting for a finished photograph to come out of the printer is the next best thing.
No subject has ever caused me hesitation. Every thing has intrinsic beauty. My challenge is to find and portray it in favorable light. To see what it looks like in different lighting, viewed from a different direction, or wondering how to make the final print complement the subject. Every photograph becomes a reflection of the world around me.