I loved the stories illustrated with photographs that I read in Life Magazine as a boy. I only recognized their influence on my work after the connection was made by the late Don Anderson, a friend and professor at the University of Louisville. I want my words to create complementary images to the photographs. They are not captions. They are not factually correct. They are true nonetheless. The first Image + Text series I did was “Letters to My Father” (1976); the most recent is “Friends Then & Now” (2015).