I met Kelly Kramer, Managing Editor of Arizona Highways back in 2010 when I was working on the 100 Years 100 Ranchers project. Photography Director, Jeff Kida wanted to feature the project in the magazine.. He introduced me to Kelly so that she could write the lead story for the project that would culminate in featuring the project in 12 consecutive issues leading up to Arizona's Centennial in February, 2012. Kelly came to the Rancher House, a 1927 Adobe home on Camelback Road in September, 2010 to interview me. As we continued to work together on this project Kelly coined the term , "Righteous" . Although it is a bit of an inside joke, it is an appropriate term to describe her. Finding a great editor and writer who treats your work with respect, and truly understands your work is rare. After the rancher series I started to bring stories to Arizona Highways. I always make a note when I am out on the road and meet someone who I think may have an interesting story that will work for the magazine. The first story I brought to Kelly was on the author, Jim Harrison. I had a very serendipitous meeting with Jim. I was working on the rancher project in Santa Cruz County, just outside of Patagonia , Arizona. I was on my way to visit a ranch outside of town, and slowed down as I was crossing Sonoita Creek early in the morning. I looked up the creek, and there was a man mid-stream wearing a tattered hunting jacket, holding a wading staff as his 2 bird dogs played in the creek. I remember waving and saying good morning as I drove through the creek. It was only later at the ranch that I realized i had just said good morning to Jim Harrison . I was told by the ranchers that he wrote everyday in that old ranch house for 25 years. Before I left to go out to the branding Jim came by the ranch to write, and I was formally introduced to him. The first person I called was Kelly. We then worked to get Jim scheduled for a profile in Arizona Highways. One year later Kelly and I ventured back to Patagonia. When we arrived we went out back with Jim ( so he could smoke) , and Kelly spoke with him for quite a while. I had made the decision to not take a camera out back. I just wanted to sit, listen, and observe. I needed to get some final photographs before we left for the Wagon Wheel Saloon in town for a drink with Jim and some other writers ( mostly old war correspondents for Rolling Stone). I wanted to photograph Jim the way I remembered him that first morning a year earlier. I asked if we could go down to the creek. He agreed, and we walked down from his adobe. Jim's other dog had just passed away the week before . We photographed quickly so we could get to the Wagon Wheel . We chatted about good hunting dogs, quail, and flyfishing. I think Kelly and I realized this was one of those moments when you just kind of enjoy the ride. Kelly has a real talent for bringing out the "soul" of a story. Yes , I think "Righteous", is the right word to describe Kelly Kramer.