B&W and color landscape photography has been a
passion of mine for over thirty years. I think I caught the
bug from my dad who painted landscapes (mostly
barns) with watercolors. Though I never had the gift for
drawing that my father did, I found that I had an eye for
composition which could be exressed through the lens
of a camera.
I started out, of course, using B&W film - eventually
building my own darkroom to process my photos. My
first serious camera was a Roloflex twin lens I found at
a garage sale. I still have it somewhere. It created
beautiful medium format negatives which resulted in
very fine grained b&w photos. When the digital age
came along I eventually graduated away from film and
I've never looked back. I've never been under the illusion
that digital creates a better product, just that it's so
Most of my portfolio has been from trips I've taken to
national parks and other scenic areas in the western US,
but, having recently retired, I am hoping to expand my
playground to other parts of the country.
My son, Ryan Cox, also caught his grandfather's
passion for painting and you can see his work here.