The calm before the storm

I’m down to the last few pinhole cameras to retrieve from along the Kennebec River. Once the Solargraphs are all processed I begin selecting which images will be printed for exhibit. Then the real busy part of the project starts…printing, framing, promoting, mailings, preparing presentations and workshops….The project will be on display in Portland starting in January  then I will be taking it up the river. Gardiner and Waterville exhibit dates are already set for early spring. I have yet to solidify locations and times for the Skowhegan/Solon and the Bath/Phippsburg areas. 2015 is going to be active! In addition to the exhibits I’m planning  workshops and an outing for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. 2015 is the Maine Photo Project’s statewide initiative and I’m honored to be part of it.

I retrieved four cameras from the Vaughan Homestead today. That place is such a wonderful local treasure. The Homestead has hundreds of acres with  public access in addition to the programming at the Homestead itself. When I went to retrieve the cameras, I spoke with the director about the Black Oxford apple tree on the property. It’s been thriving at the edge of the garden since the 18th century when the house was first built and John Bunker, our local expert on Maine’s rare heirloom apple varieties, came to the Homestead this spring to take scions to try to propagate  this variety. Evidently some of the scions took hold and, if all goes well, the trees will be thriving for future generations to enjoy

looking downstream from the second floor of the Vaughan Homestead in Hallowell, Maine.  80 day exposure Solargraph
looking downstream from the second floor of the Vaughan Homestead in Hallowell, Maine. 80 day exposure Solargraph

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