Chapter 6

Who Are You Trying to Please?

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IN NOVEMBER 1970, I TURNED AWAY FROM AN EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND in mathematics and physics and turned to photography because I found that I loved doing it, and I disliked the job I was doing as a math analyst and computer programmer. I turned to my hobby to earn my living. But I had to support myself; I was no longer an employee getting a regular paycheck. I was now self-employed, and although my passion was getting up into the mountains and photographing the wonders within them, I realized that nobody in the world needed a photograph made by me of rocks, or trees, or waterfalls, or big billowing clouds above ...

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