The Chasing Ansel Adams series was born of my childhood admiration of Ansel Adams as both a photographer and an environmentalist. He trained as concert pianist before discovering photography and would always make parallels between the two. He'd refer to the photographic negative as sheet music and likened the art of printing to a conductor interpreting a score. With that in mind I approached it as a performance piece, to channel his love of the land and the photography. As an actor preparing to play Shakespeare or a conductor Beethoven, I prepared to play Adams. My intention was not to mimic or copy, but to walk in the steps of a revered master who used photography to help preserve the land shown in these pictures for us to enjoy today.