“Urban Vermont: AM-PM” is a series of photographs (photography essay) made up of 420 images and counting (WIP 4 years -today ). Brattleboro, Winooski and Burlington are featured in this essay with plans for Rutland, St.Albans and Barre scheduled for 2020 to be included in the fold. This an intimate portrait of the built environment. This is street photography that subverts the expectations of the viewer by omitting the human form from the streets of Vermont’s urban centers. The hand of humanity shines within the essay. A specific public place and a specific time are what’s essential to this photography essay. This is my love letter to Vermont, shot in color and black and white.
I enjoy controlling light (and shadow) via art photography, it fills me with a passion and purpose that no man,woman or place can compete with. This started at age six on a street in Philadelphia called Corinthian Avenue in the apartment of one of mother’s close friends who had a 35mm SLR camera on his windowsill sitting in the summer sun light and I made a bee-line straight to that window and knew at that moment this thing (the camera in my hands) was somehow connected to all of my tomorrows, I knew it to be an absolute truth. That camera bathing in the harsh 70s summer sunlight. A simple visit to my mother’s friend’s home changed my future on that day. I knew my life would be better because of this encounter with this SLR camera, I didn’t know why then and I still don’t know why now. Light and Shadow has me, I’m all in.