Platinum Prints (unmatted, unframed)
Contact us for hours/appointments to visit the gallery at 22 Pearl Street, Camden ME.
Erie Portfolio 2016
The 200th anniversary of the first shovel of dirt moved in the building of the Erie Canal will be celebrated on July 4, 2017. Started in the middle of the state outside Rome, the first section ran east to Utica and west to the Montezuma Marsh (now part of the Montezuma National Wildlife refuge). The original canal, running from Albany to Buffalo, opened for business on October 26, 1825.
The images in this portfolio focus on the area around Rome, the west side of Lake Oneida (Lock E25) and Seneca Falls. Winter plays a major theme: images of ice and snow in spillways and locks, the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in winter and buoys and boats in dry dock. Perhaps the most unusual image is the fourth, where the original canal now empties into the modern Barge canal (one of the few places along the canal where this happens). Image nine was made at the defunct Erie Canal Heritage Park in Rome, and is a floating copy of a mid 19th century canal boat now sitting on the bottom of a section of the 1840’s canal.
The next Erie Canal workshop will be based in Brockport, NY, September 24-29, 2017. You can find more details here.