Once I physically pulled myself from Keith Carter's images and read the text I found his philosophy about the importance of photographing what you have and where you are one of the most realistic, tangible and inspiring ideas I've heard. Keith Carter believes, and he's correct, his photographs of rural Texas are as powerful and as important, if not more, as the photographer who goes to the big city or abroad because he or she thinks they have to, to make important and enduring photographs. The images resonate in your head after you've finished the book. Keith Carter's got a perfect blend of idea, subject matter and technicalities. It will be with me for a long time.