I grew up in Salt Lake City, surrounded by the Wasatch mountains. In 1923 my great, great uncle, Frank Lettieri, bought a funky home at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon, eight miles downstream from Alta and Snowbird ski resorts. We spent much of every summer there. One day, when I was about 10, I packed a lunch and told my mother I was going to walk upstream to find the source of the creek. I spent the afternoon happily hopping from boulder to boulder and cooling off in shallow pools. I didn't find the source...am still looking. My photographs are attempts to convey the awe and joy I feel being close to "the source".
I lived in Bishop, California, from 1980 to 1984, and have returned to the Eastern Sierra almost every year for backpacking, and for the last ten years, for photography. The Eastern Sierra is my great photographic love, followed by southern Utah: Zion, Monument Valley, and the Moab area. From my house I can walk to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and also spend many happy hours there photographing flowers. I hope you enjoy looking at my photos.