through a month long canoe trip in the Arctic I lost my reflex
cameras and lenses in a capsizing. I was left with a rangefinder
camera, one lens, and a little film. Photography seemed finished.
But in the weeks that followed I found my limited equipment
caused me to see differently: I became interested in linking
picture elements and through that linkage finding a new way
to photograph landscapes.
One dull afternoon I came upon a solitary tree left by spring
flood waters on the now-dry river delta. I made three exposures,
finally concentrating the composition in such a way that the
elements of the photograph were slightly abstracted and the
relationships between them transformed.