Chimney Rocks at Ghost Ranch
18 x 24 x 1"
The Ghost Ranch is the site of Georgia O'Keeffe's summer home near Abiquiu, NM and I hiked a trail to the top of the mesa overlooking Chimney Rocks. I was captivated by the high desert landscape.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Georgia O'Keefe's Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. Amy Lowell These quotations are not from photographers, but from a painter and a poet. My approach to photography is very much influenced by writers, poets and painters, and I especially love the work of Georgia O'Keefe and Edward Weston. I want the beauty of the natural world to be captured in my photos and I want to show the details that we easily overlook in daily life. It is common to see flowers in a garden, and there is much to admire in a well laid out garden. But, to me, the essence is in often in the details of the individual flowers - the slowly opening petals of a rose; the colors and flair of a calla lily blossom; the dewdrops on the petals of a dahlia. These are the images that excite me to make my photographs.