Under the bright sun of August, above the beach piled with gravel, mussel shells, and pale drift wood, a red cedar tree held fast to the ground with vines of periwinkle crawling around its base. The light shown directly on the cedar's bark at mid afternoon, setting off the parallel striations left by rapid growth. Under the bright sun the periwinkle's leaves appeared metallic and burnished. The vine has no thorns and throughout the year puts its blue flowers up against the leaves of dark green.
I created large format silver photographs of my home town for 20 years from 1990 through 2010. These are rich, beautifully crafted silver images processed for permanence. Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. My usual practice was to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. There are at most six prints per image; most images have three or fewer prints.