I sold some pictures to magazines and through the Gamma agency. I wanted to make photo essays like the ones I had seen in Life magazine when I was a child, but the day of the photo essay and magazines like Life had passed.
I kept at it until October 1975, when I decided to leave the AP and go back to Oregon. I hoped to set myself up as a freelancer but found there wasn't much demand. After that I took a few photos for publication as a part of other jobs editing a country weekly and a couple of small magazines in Portland and running a print production shop.