"I use a lot of repetition. And it becomes a filmic way of talking because as you put the same image after the other, even though it’s the exact identical image, everyone sees something changing from one image to the next."
"A second growth stump on top of a first growth stump, Coos County, Oregon" (1999-2003)
"The picture- the stump- was terrible, and we knew it as we worked at it. And I actually didn’t print it for a while, but I came back to it and did. And then events followed. And a year or two or three, I suppose, after it was taken, I was looking at it and I suddenly sensed there’s a resemblance between that picture and the terrible picture of the person being abused with the wires at Abu Ghraib. It’s not a one-to-one but there is an odd something there that I can’t shake from my mind."
- Robert Adams