Started in the early 1980s, also using a 4x5 camera and film, initially this was an untitled series of photographs, I've later used the term the "Near Series" but have had a difficult time pinning these images to a descriptive context that feels right. Perhaps more basically, they are the spaces in between, near someplace and somewhere, a marker near a location, but not the location itself. The images are made in the area of interface between human development and a natural response to that development. The human markers are ever present, while the natural continues to renew itself in different forms. I was very honored to have a selection of these images included in the 2019 exhibition and catalogue, In The Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present.