Michael Lee Phillips, Ridgecrest, CA Member Since September 2015 Artist Statement I was born in a small town near Death Valley. My first camera was a Minolta SR7. I loaded bulk Tri-X and supported myself through Fresno State by working for various publications. Became a photo editor and feature editor for newspapers. Taught for many years. Lamented the demise of Kodachrome etc.Then got over it and embraced digital. I use whatever digital means at my disposal to create the images I want.