A Natural Order

These images are not landscapes in the traditional sense but rather, appropriations of the seasonal textures, colors and shapes from a unique locale - Emigrant Lake, Oregon. By squaring these elements within the camera frame, an order is highlighted which weds the local gestalt of a small niche of the landscape with the photographer's search for a familiar compositional order or in rare instances his discovery of a previously unrecognized or unappreciated natural order.

I think of archetypal psychologist James Hillman's book, "The Soul's Code" and his examination of the "innate image" or personal daemon as it informs our unique and individual callings in life.

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