"We should not be afraid sometimes to confront beauty and horror."
"Redlands, Looking toward Los Angeles across San Timoteo Canyon, San Bernardino County, California" (1978)
"I spent a total of about a year photographing in Los Angeles with a four by five. And it was very interesting, very beautiful country, even despite the smog and despite the sense of danger that is often there while you’re working outside. When I was out in the chaparral I would hear automatic weapons fire and the neighborhoods were often patrolled by dogs and razor wire was ubiquitous. But nonetheless, you can’t walk down a street in L.A. without feeling the crunch of seeds underfoot. It’s a very unusual landscape."
- Robert Adams