"East from Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder County, Colorado" (1975)

"East from Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder County, Colorado," 1975
Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches
© Robert Adams
Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

"There’s a picture of mine that I’m happy with, taken above Boulder, Colorado....We’re up on a foothill, probably a thousand feet above Boulder. The bottom of the picture is a kind of bowl of dark trees. And in this bowl is the city of Boulder and beyond it a view of the plains. To me that’s an unusually successful picture because it suggests some of the contradictory nature of the Western experience."

- Robert Adams