Gelatin Silver Print, 2018
I have been photographing artifacts of the Montana frontier for forty-nine years. My photographs are more interpretive and abstract than they are documentary. They explore the junction where decaying artifacts become visual echoes of the past. The images are often reverent, conjuring the remains of personal histories. These photographs happened partly because I grew up in Montana. They also happened because I am trying to recapture a flicker of two histories-that of Montana and that of my youth.