When Bob Kolbrener walked into the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park in 1968, the moment proved a galvanizing one. “The burning incense and classical music set the tone for an experience that I can easily recall today with exactitude,” he says. Over the next decade Kolbrener was a student of Adams, who then invited Bob to instruct photography alongside him for seasonal workshops. Bob and his wife became nomadic, shooting in the west and establishing a gallery in Missouri as a home base. For forty years they kept up a cycle of travel, teaching, and gallery work. Bob’s photography reflects the seasons and the shift of light in the dramatic landscape of the American West. He has continued a tradition of ‘straight’ photography in the Ansel Adams style, with no computer enhancement and no print or negative manipulation.