Monday, July 12, 2010

Adventures in New England

There are only a handful of states I have not visited.  And airports don't count.  Alaska, Montana, Hawaii and Vermont.  Yes, you heard me right, Vermont.  Only a few hours from where I live.

I moved to Rhode Island 3-years-ago and I hadn't made it to VT.  Until a few weeks ago.  Now I officially can say I have visited every New England state.

I was on the road with another photographer, Marianne Lee, to participate in an evening social with ASMP and AIGA in each state in addition to a photographer breakfast.  It was wonderful connecting with new friends, photographers and designers.

One highlight was when photographer Caleb Kenna and his wife took us out for dinner at this really cool hip restaurant, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, that just opened in an old McDonalds.  Yes, a Mcdonalds that closed and The Farmhouse is a casual upscale restaurant in a newly decorated restaurant.  A must place to eat at when your in Burlington, VT. Amazing food and a really great beer list.

In between cities we would stop and take photographs.  Anything that struck us and to break up the drives and just to keep the creative juices flowing.  My photography work revolves around people and that connection.  Connections are very important to me.  It was fun to photograph something different, the earth.  Taking a photo that comes from the heart and the moment and moving on.  Not orchestrating, art directing, and manipulating.

I love road trips.  I travel a bunch around this country and overseas for assignment work.  An actual road trip is always refreshing to me and I find it really clears my mind and many cool ideas come to me when I drive.

These photos are a select few from our travels in Vermont and Maine.

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