It's winter, and here in Canada, that means snow. And to me, that means the wonderful photo opportunities that snow brings to the land. Snow transforms the familiar landscape, creating minimalist abstractions of texture and shape that are usually hidden by soil and foliage at other times of the year. In winter my fascination is with trees, lonely, solitary trees. I photograph too many of them, too often, but always I am drawn to their stoic stand against the elements. I photograph them with every tool at my disposal, 35mm to 8x10, but almost always in black and white. Though I probably have photographed hundreds of trees, I am still fascinated by the stark shapes they present against the winter skies.