Nantucket is one of my favorite places to work, it’s a magical little island filled with beautiful locations and history that converge together wonderfully. Summer brings a particular vibrance to the island as the warm waters surround the coast and green grass and trees fill the land.
This picture is the coastline on the Northwest corner of the island from atop a wind swept dune that drops off as a cliff just a few feet from where I was standing.
The vintage barns that line so many of the hillsides of Vermont are some of my favorite architectural elements of the New England landscape. They are almost like lighthouses of the land in many ways, structures that stand through wind and rain and serve as an important tool within our lives as well.
This one is simple and beautiful and and certainly situated one some of the finest land in the area atop the hills of Woodstock.
The fall colors are an obviously popular part of the New England landscape, and while theres so much hype and they bring in all the tourists, i’ll always admit that it sure is a beautiful time of the years. This is a view from above within the historic Crawford Notch area which is a stretch of some of the most rugged terrain in the Northeast and these tracks used to do the brunt of the passenger transit back when the grand hotels ruled the area in a much different era than now.
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.
Summer mornings in New England have a special quality of light to them especially with the warm days of summertime. I was out exploring a few days ago and came upon this scene of stark contrast between the rising sun and layers of cloud inversions within the valley’s of Vermont. The contrast between the darkness and light was striking and provided a summer scene filled with mood and attitude.
I’ve visited a whole bunch of New England’s waterfalls over the past few years for project work, and Stowe is without a doubt one of my favorite regions for exploring. While Moss Glen certainly changes with the seasons there is hardly a bad time for a visit and it was roaring nicely on this summer morning after a healthy dose of rain the night before.
Waves have a wonderful quality about them in that they are all fleeting moments. No one is exactly the same as another, and they arrive and vanish before our eyes with a magic and resonance that is a thing of beauty.
While there is a hardly a bad spot on this earth to watch the waves, I would have to say one of my favorites is from along the sandy shores of Nantucket. This one was a cold evening on the island with storms and big surf on the way but a hint of color out there on the endless horizon as well making for a classic scene along the landscape at Miacomet.
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.