What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don’t sell anything.
No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don’t think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do.
I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel.
I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after I don’t think having a famous father affected him much.
Growing up I didn’t give my grandfather’s photography a second thought. I wasn’t involved in his work except that I helped my dad print his negatives.
I didn’t want to travel. I didn’t want to leave my family. I heard all these stories from Dad about not having Edward around when he was young and I didn’t want that to happen.