Although much of my work involves seeing the natural world, like many photographers, I’ve also long found satisfaction in photographing buildings, especially older ones. Of course I love the abstractions of form and shape, but also the rich patina of human use.
I’m often left wondering who might have been here previously, imagining them in their day-to-day living, the feelings they had closing the worn barn door each night or unlatching it in the morning. Or even further back in time thinking about who cut the boards, forged the hinges, the barn raising that might have been. So much is preserved in this time-lapse documentation—then I am just here for a moment with my eyes and my camera.
I made these photographs recently at Shelburne Museum—a small, lovely Vermont gem—and will share more of what I saw there over the next few days.