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Portland, Maine

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Two Lights Lobster Shack

Time was in my early days of trying on the label of Photographer when I struggled to keep my images as free from manipulation as possible. I believed that the image was determined in the camera, and that darkroom tricks were just tricks. I’ve gone back and forth many times between that attitude and the realization that photography at it’s core is all manipulation. I like to think I’ve finally gotten over myself.

This image comes from a brief moment when I had discovered some cheapo photo manipulation tools that I thought at the time were cool enhancements. I was foolish and did not save the original unmanipulated files. I’d like to able to go back and remaster some of my work.

As much as I’ve enjoyed digging into my archive of past photographic adventures, I itch and ache to get myself back out into the world to discover new adventures and new light to capture. Using disability as an excuse and justification for my hibernation wears thin. I’m working my way back out there, but it is an agonizingly slow process.