On Jan 1, 1980 I walked into a whole new world, one that I could never have imagined. Entering Antelope Canyon was so alien and unearthly I was dumbfounded …literally from the moment I took my first step into it. In fact, I was rendered speechless. Antelope Canyon, to my eye and mind, was totally unbelievable, unquestionably cosmic and absolutely perfect.
Although it’s a tiny place by any realistic gauge, it is a whole universe unto itself. Holding degrees in mathematics, I have always been fascinated by both the cosmological forces that shape the universe and the subatomic forces that hold atoms and nuclei together. I saw them all as one and the same years ago when they were generally viewed as completely different. I’ve watched over 40 years as physicists inevitably linked the two into common theories of the origins of the universe.
The forms I saw in Antelope Canyon were the exact forms of both the cosmological forces and the subatomic forces. I thought, “I could have been researching this theoretically, but now I’m in it!” I couldn’t have been more excited. Another realization was that this was a subject that had never been photographed before. I’ve always heard that everything has been photographed, but this was new subject matter…never previously photographed. If anyone had ever photographed it, I was certainly unaware of such imagery.