For more than four decades, John W. Telford (’71) has been taking photographs of alpine scenes from Squaw Peak to Provo Canyon to Mount Timpanogos. “On one of those days, I started down the mountain and saw this view,” says the recently retired BYU photography professor. “The clouds were gathering around Timp, which created an emotion-filled sky on this autumnal day.”
Telford says, “Technology sometimes overshadows the importance of being able to see and respond. The photographic medium, whether it is digital or film, captures light—it doesn’t capture darkness. And as a photographer I both seek the light physically but also try to exhibit the light.”
video: To watch Telford discuss his landscapes, recently displayed in BYU’s Museum of Art, or to download this photo as computer wallpaper, visit magazine.byu.edu/telford.