I call this photo “life in transition” because when I took it in 1973, the backwoods way of life in eastern Tennessee was quickly disappearing. Homes like this were still plentiful, but the idyllic surroundings were rapidly being minced up by roads, power lines and telephone wires. Television was becoming common, even in homes that still didn’t have running water or indoor plumbing. In this shot, you can sense the approach of civilization in the dusty roads.