Mono Lake is one of my favorite places on the planet. Its ecology is unique, and its stark, simple beauty is compelling. It’s also a great place to be with yourself. Especially in winter.
it’s a place where time seems to stand still, where the rocks, and the sand and the water are different every time I see them, but somehow the same they have been for millions of years.
it’s also very challenging—for me anyway—to photograph interestingly. Its simplicity is obtuse, and resists hurried or careless composition. It’s very, very easy to make bland and flat images at the lake. It’s also been done to death, and likely from every angle. But the one thing that hasn’t been done before is now. The moment one is experiencing has never happened before, and outside of some sci-fi story, it won’t happen again. Everything that looks the same as before isn’t. That’s the photographer’s opportunity.