Guns, Ammo, Groceries
There’s the vision of Vermont with fresh air, clean living, rolling hills clustered with rustic homesteads and quaint towns. There’s also the image of a struggling state evidenced by poverty, relinquished farms, abandoned buildings, and a scrappy population plugging away to make ends meet. Both contrasting perspectives are accurate; valid views in either case. I’m not sure where my photographs land on this scale; which story they tell. All I know is that when I drive along the dirt backroads banked by swaying hayfields, through charming towns that have seen better days, by weathered barns dappled in light, down the rutted knobby lanes, – it resonates deeply. It’s this experience that I hope my photographs express; the instant when you stumble upon something beautiful or something true that catches your breath for a second. The images I’ve chosen for this show are “near to here” but also could be representative of many areas in Vermont, or even throughout New England; look like they could be from years ago or today. They are individual capsules of time, each an authentic moment, the result of my constant curiosity and rambling search-and-find.
Prints of photos are available for purchase at the SVA gallery, open Sundays 1-4pm