Cold Water Cave

While in college, the announcement of the discovery of Cold Water Cave in North East Iowa caught my interest, and years later I was fortunate to tour it. That was enough to hook me into a six year photographic journey with Sean Fitzgerald to photograph the wonders to be found. It was also a photographic challenge since each image was "painted" with one portable electronic flash positioned in a hundred places for many minutes or hours. To make matters worse, cold temperatures, ultra high humidity and CO2 levels, wetsuits and 4X5 film to boot; you get the picture.