Photography is a pursuit of passion. It is passion that makes one wake an hour before sunrise, and hike carrying thirty pounds of camera gear, in search of a meaningful composition. It is what makes one stand at the coast, alone at 1am, while film is receiving exposure by the light of the full moon. Passion is what sustains the photographic drive, when one is forced to spend days confined to the space of a car, waiting out dramatic weather. It is why an 8x10 view camera, modern multicoated lenses, meticulously tested film and developer, an Aztek drum scanner, the precise controls of Photoshop, and the smooth tonal scale of a carbon pigment photograph is necessary to the attainment of a manifestation of the mind's eye.