In the autumn of 2006, I made my first visit to the Maine, to photograph Acadia National Park, one of the smallest national parks in America, and one of the only national parks east of the Mississippi. I quickly realized that Acadia was one of those rare, incredibly beautiful places where you can experience the ocean, mountains, woods, lakes and ponds, all within minutes of each other on a small island, barely one hundred miles from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. And in the early weeks of October, the Autumn colors were at their peak.
When I began my photography career, virtually all my fine art images were black and white. Acadia was one of the first places I photographed exclusively in color, though I've been working in black and white there in recent years too. The color of the light in northern Maine is different from any other place I've photographed, and it plays well over the foliage, granite cliffs and serene skies common in Acadia.
In 2014, I wrote the ebook, The Photographers Guide to Acadia (now in its second edition), and in 2015 I self-published Under October Skies, a coffee table photography book of my favorite images of the Park, made during nine of my annual October visits.
I made my nineteenth trip to Acadia in 2018, and have been awarded Best in Show for two years running at the Bar Harbor Art Fair.
In 2017, I began leading photography workshops in Acadia. If you’re interested in joining me on the next one, follow this link for more information.
Visit my website dedicated to my Acadia photos, Images of Acadia.