Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Cumbres Pass, Colorado - 1995
Steam power was rendered obsolete long before I was even born, displaced by more efficient - though less charismatic - forms of motive power. However, all my life I have been fascinated by steam, especially in transportation. I've been taking pictures for almost as long, so needless to say steam boats and steam trains are favorite subjects of mine when it comes to photography. The "Legacy of Steam" series were posters that I designed using some of my photographs. I envisioned them as a tribute to the survivors, steam locomotives and steamships still at work in my lifetime, thanks to dedicated efforts to preserve them, or to unique circumstances that keep them economically viable. While I have yet to take the posters beyond the design stage and put them into production, these are some examples of which I'm particularly proud.