Catherine Opie — American Artist born on December 30, 1961,

Catherine Opie is an American fine-art photographer. She studies the relationships between mainstream and infrequent society, specializing in portraiture, studio, and landscape photography. Through photography Opie documents the connections between the individual and the space inhabited. She lives and works in West Adams, Los Angeles. She is well known for her work of portraits exploring the Los Angeles leather-dyke community. Opie is currently a professor of photography at University of California at Los Angeles... (wikipedia)

I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.
The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.
Nature is a dream state at this point, that we almost don't have a real relationship to it unless it's people living off the land and killing our own food and going for it.
One of the greatest things about being an artist is, as you get older, if you keep working hard in relationship to what you want the world to be and how you want it to become, there is a history of interesting growth that resonates with different moments in your life.
I'm very interested in the language of photography in relationship to painting.