"Porter's scientific background informed all his work, from his incredibly detailed studies of birds, which were often achieved using tall viewing structures as well as strobe lights that were synchronised with his camera shutter. The slightly unreal quality of these images, made by using artificially brightened light, adds to their strange power. That unrealness was amplified when he embraced colour photography in the late 1930s. By 1935, he was using an early form of the commercially developed dye-transfer printing process that would be deployed so dramatically by William Eggleston in the early 1970s. Porter accentuated the colour tones in his prints, deepening the blues and heightening the greens, and making painterly prints of woods, trees, rocks and rivers." Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, Saturday 2 February 2013
I am always trying to capture his spirit in my landscapes.