RL has worked as a photo tech, professional
photo printer, and managed several incarnations of a darkroom rental service.
His background includes journeys
through the Barrens, the extreme Canadian Arctic wilderness in 1972 & 1973.
Each of the two trips was about
six weeks in length (the extent of the Arctic summer). Every day of both journeys
was a "do or die" adventure (He did have several life-threatening experiences).
Once the plane that brought him had departed, he was cut off from outside
communication with a thousand miles of wilderness between him and his take
out point. The only thing that could be done was to keep moving in order to stay on
schedule. To do otherwise would mean being caught in freezing weather, blinding snow
storms and a sure death from exposure.
RL returned from each adventure with altered sensibilities and timeless
images of an alien landscape. Many of the images now decorate
the sets of the television program Babylon 5.
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