With a fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, I was able to purchase a view camera and move up to the 8x10 format. The movements on the view camera allow me to radically change and control the focus, depth of field, and perspective of each photograph. In addition the large negative captures all the minute details and subtle colors I am experiencing in the field. I continue to explore the region in which I live and find this format perfectly suited to my deepening, personal sense of color, atmosphere, and feelings about the current landscape.

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