Largely self-taught, McCord was influenced by black and white photography icons Ansel Adams, and Brett Weston, John Sexton,and the color greats Elliot Porter and David Muench. Their influence molded his artistic eye and approach to subject matter. McCord’s style evolved showing a fondness for wide angle perspectives. He often incorporates strong foreground elements to add a measure of depth, drawing the viewer into the image. While having a certain fondness for landscapes of the west and northwest, he believes the United States overall is blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful landscape in the world.
It’s not just about the imagery, though. The process and the experience of just being in the field and connecting with your subject matter is of great importance, as well as the contemplation of how and why a subject caught your attention in the first place. And then, imagining how you could complete your vision in the digital darkroom. And lastly, ending with the look and feel of a beautiful fine art print in hand.