Journeys to Ancient America
de Photographs by Stephen Collector Foreword by Luis Molinar
The first step is always the hardest.
I never imagined that my life as
I “knew it” was so much a fabrication
of illusion. The journey through the layers of obstacles all of us face as we move toward understanding is the equivalent to an archeologist doing a dig at a site of ancient occupation. Little wonder that this journey led me to so many historical sites. Ironically, what attracted me to those sites was not their intriguing history but rather how they impacted my emotions and acted like a mirror into my inner process. Being a photographer, it was only natural that I should hold up my camera to this experience.
“What use is having great depth
of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?”
- W. Eugene Smith
Freelance photographer. Artist in residency at Mesa Verde National Park 2010. Artist in residency at Frank Waters Foundation, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico fall 2012. Award winning book: Law of the Range; Portraits of Old-Time Brand Inspectors published by Clark City Press and available through: http://mountain-press.com/ Freelances for numerous publications and periodicals. Shooting large format black and white film again and loving it!