Many different kinds of truths can be told of a place. The changes that a landscape displays visually reflect not only what is there but what has been lost, it’s value dependent on what it affords us. I rarely have any prior connection to the places I photograph but there is a familiarity in them. A past intimacy with that kind of place that makes me feel like I belong there. Details give form to personal histories, structures provide references for memories, and specific landscapes allow for a universal language about loss and hope, truth and beauty. Photography lets me participate in places I would not have reason to interact in otherwise, to form associations where there were none before, and encourages an attentiveness to the world and my position in it.