This past fall (2008) I participated in an international photography project called We are Having Weather. I did 2 two week photo exchanges with partners from Latvia and Finland.
I have felt a bit isolated in my small hill town of 800 especially when it comes to arts opportunities so I decided to use my location as inspiration and a place to focus on with a positive application. I explored my neighborhood daily looking for conditions that might make an interesting photo. With all the dramatic weather we have out here and the beautiful fall color I created a really great body of work. I was pleased when I found out it would be shown in Shanghai as part of the Intrude 366 project and in Boston with the Transcultural Exchange this April.
This past week I was contacted by a local newspaper. They were doing an article on the Leyden Bicentennial Celebration that was snowed out this past New Years Eve and again tonight! (we are having a snow storm as I write) Anyhow this was the "Leyden" photo that they chose to appear in the paper. It is the view from the end of my driveway looking up the hill. It was taken in late fall in the afternoon light.