The United States' most famous volcano erupted violently at 8:32 am May 18, 1980. The unexpected lateral blast decapitated the "perfect" peak, and changed the look and the knowledge of the Cascade Range. It also changed the outlook and psychology of many Northwesterners.
I present a portfolio of old and new images of this volcano which I have photographed nearly every year since the eruption. In doing so I honor the three photographers who died at work in the eruption or aftermath, and the other 54 who perished. I also remember and thank those pilots, geologists, writers, editors, fellow photographers and friends who have helped me document the eruption and remarkable re-growth around Mt St Helens.