Hubbardton Creek : April 3 to July 26
I came to Vermont because my partner, David, had a house in the woods of Hubbardton. As I walked through the forest I was a stranger in a new neighborhood, my senses wide open. I began to notice the incredible beauty in the bend of a tiny stream among the rocks or the placement of a broken branch. Rather than focus on the sweeping vistas that often preoccupy landscape photographers, Hubbardton Creek aims to create a composite portrait of the land by highlighting its minutest features, as one might bask in the details of a loved one’s face. In taking the photos in Hubbardton Creek, I imposed several constraints on myself: I would not use post-processing or digital manipulation of any kind; I would not crop the images; and I would not alter or adjust the landscape in any way. The goal was to present an honest depiction of the land and force myself to search hard for the most aesthetically compelling images.
Click on the images below to view the results of this project. Each photo measures 24" x 36" (approx. 60 cm x 90 cm).