-- From Jack --
"After close to 40 years of tinkering with the camera, I think I am finally starting to get it. A perfect example would be the Botanical series represented in this book.
While I have been creating photographs at the Missouri Botanical Gardens since my twenties, it took me years to avoid being overpowered by the lush green tropical plants and see that these same plants can be transformed to their simplest and expressive abstract form - black and white defined by highlights and shadows.
I’ve used this simple approach throughout this book. The essence of these images is defined by simple, clean black and white interpretations.
Today, I continue to look through the camera with an eye toward discovery. It is this discovery that I hope translates to you through the photographs in this book."