Cole RiseBefore sunrise on the salt flats where your footsteps sound muffled because there's so little for sound to bounce off of. Taken 10 hours in on a 20 hour straight drive from Colorado to San Francisco, after my first photo show. Utah 2008. Cole Rise has spent the better half of his life behind the lens; stalking cows and lying in the grass to capture the landscape. He can't tell you how big the universe is, or why we're really here, but his work sometimes flirts with the idea of knowing.