Leland and Crystal Payton
I met Leland Payton once, many years ago, and can’t even remember the occasion. But I’ve admired his photography ever since, and now he and his wife Crystal have started their own publishing company. It’s a great example of how writers and artists have to get entrepreneurial in the new age of monolithic, mass-market publishers who have little interest in the specialized, regional, or uncommon. Their publishing company is called Lens & Pen Press. If you’ve not seen any of their books, take a look! They’re excellent.