Autumn Descent

With all the strangeness of these virus times we have been living in this summer i’ve put a lot of thought and emphasis into one of my favorite picture projects that i’ve worked on over the past few years, the waterfalls of New England. It’s something I never get tired of doing and in a time when everything about crowds is different than before, these hidden gems are what I think of as my favorite hiding spots within the land. Fall is right around the corner as I type this and I will always remember this rainy autumn morning within the leaf blanketed forests of Stowe when I made this picture.

Moss Glen Falls seen on a rainy autumn morning.
The rushing cascades of Moss Glen Falls mixing with leaves on a rainy autumn morning.

Light of Day

Working within the landscape of Vermont this summer has surely been one of my highlights of the past few months. As much as people feel magnetized by the autumn colors, I have say that personally I feel the full of life feeling that the landscape has within the summer months is probably my favorite season. I did a lot of land and farm scenery during my travels, and there were several days that had morning light more magical than my own dreams of landscape imagery.

Morning sun illuminating the rural landscape of Plainfield, Vermont.
Morning sunshine battling with the fog along the rural hills of Plainfield.

Kissed by the Sun

Summertime in New England is filled with wonderful patterns as trees and plants blossom and bloom. One of the most abundant is of course the bountiful cornfields, and they were really shining within Vermont over the past few weeks. These are some rows of corn along Route 100 that are only a matter of days away from harvesting and showcasing the magic of good weather and sunshine within the New England landscape.

Rows of corn basking in morning sunlight on a rural Vermont farm.

Rolling Hills

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year of strange days for our whole planet, and all the time inside and away from people sure made some travel time around New England feel wonderful over the past few weeks. As much as many people think of Vermont for it’s autumn colors I have a profound love for the landscape during the summertime when things feel as alive and as green as scenery can get.

I am excited to be sharing some new print work with some of these magical landscapes from the past few weeks.

Rolling farmland along the rural hills of Reading, Vermont.

Fresh Start

2020 has probably been the strangest and craziest feeling year that most of us have ever lived through. It’s scary, uncertain, dangerous, and has a sense of unknowingness that is almost impossible to draw parallels to. As much as I want to return to the hustle/bustle of doing hundreds of creative shoots a year like usual, it’s instead been a lot more reflecting and refreshing past work which has been fun in it’s own way.

In giving this blog space a refresh I hope to make it a place where I can talk and reflect upon singular images and offer some storytelling and thoughts on the processes I go through in finding and creating images with an impact.

Metaphorically the moment feels like an unpredictable storm, one in which we know will pass over eventually but it’s hard to know when. I have great hope that like this picture below, someday the current storm will clean and we will find sunny days ahead.

Backlit fog rolling through Pinkham Notch on a summer afternoon.