Ken Casaday is a landscape photographer living in the northern Sierra Nevada. He first learned to photograph in the 1960s, seeking out landscapes of lonely stillness in the Ansel Adams tradition. He soon recognized the power of the abstract imagery of Adams–a far cry from straight, literal photography–and carried it further to more remote corners of visual perception. Many of his photographs comprise graphic renditions of typical mountain and desert landscapes, blurring the border between photography and painting. Others reveal the seeming presence of apparations in the natural world. Ken’s artful interpretations of natural landscapes are inspired by impressionist painters such as Monet and Van Gogh.