"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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