I drew a one-mile radius around my home in Virginia and photographed the perimeter. This is the threshold between my metaphorical backyard and the start of the rest of the world. The historian Alan Trachtenberg once characterized landscape photographs as "dramatic encounters of a specific person with a world toward which he holds complex feelings and ideas." That is undoubtedly true. Standing on the edge of home and afar, I feel the tug of both directions - the urge to venture out and explore and the pull of the familiar and comfortable.