I moved back to Maine in Winter 2013. I immediately set out to photograph the people and places of Maine. Just 30 minutes south of me are several long narrow islands connected by bridges and jut out into Casco Bay. The Harpswell islands have a long and storied history as a vacation destination during the summer months. During the winters, however, many of the businesses, including motels and shops, close down for the season. The area's main industry, lobstering, continues on in the bitter cold. The brave lobstermen and women have witnessed these scenes many a morning as they prepare to get underway. I can't say if these sunrises become commonplace for them or if they still watch in awe as their boat motors out to sea.
While You Are Away is a project that is a play on words from the local vernacular. If you are not born in Maine, you are "From Away". Since most visitors visit Maine when the weather is quite literally perfect, they all converge on the picturesque shores and change the scenery. Many of them do wake up before the sun rises and witness colorful scenes that are chased away by the sun with only a promise of its return the next morning. So unless you are here during the bitterly cold winters, you miss Maine in its true peaceful state. I add new images each winter.
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1. Open Print Edition as an 8" x 12" printed on fine art archival paper.
2. Open Canvas Edition in 8" x 12" printed on canvas, stretched, ready to hang or frame.
3. Signed, Limited Edition in 13" x 19" archivally printed on fine art paper, matted and framed by the artist. Frames are hand-built wood frames and are individually selected based on the image or the frame selected for the image sequence it is a part of. The image is mounted using acid free archival mat and backing. The glazing is museum-approved Tru-Vue Museum Glass that provides 99% UV protection and virtually eliminates glare. Each piece is printed and signed in accordance with the editon criteria.
4. Signed, One-of-a-Kind 18" x 24" archivally printed on canvas, stretched, and framed by the artist. Frames are hand-built wood frames and are individually selected based on the image or the frame selected for the image sequence it is a part of. ***When this presentation is selected, the image in all presentations will be retired.
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