I am well through the edit of the compilation of work I've done at Montlake Fill, the “stick picture” farm down the hill from me. Robin differs with me over some of my choices. “I have pictures in my mind of what the place looks like, most of which are not in your book. Yours are pictures that are from whatever trance you were in.”
"It's why the subtitle is, 'Photographs From the Union Bay Natural Area,' not 'Photographs Of'", I responded. The distinction is critical. The location is a conceptual framework for the body of work. It is not the subject. It is the environment within which I make these pictures, and it's a rich environment. I find a lot of my pictures there. But it is a highly idiosyncratic take on the place, because the place I'm photographing is mostly inside me.