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I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


2005 - Week 2

For those of you who read my BLOG's description and don't know what a 'skidder' is...this is a skidder...

It is a really large and loud 4 wheel drive tractor that is used to pull felled trees out of the woods in logging operations.

In our case we have a local one man company sustainably cutting our woodlot. He's been at it on and off for over two years now. The trees are selectively dropped in the woods by chainsaw and then are limbed. They are then dragged to this 'landing' in our field with the skidder (several at a time) and cut into sections to be loaded onto a logging truck and taken to the local mills. There they are made into pulp for paper products, chips for composite building materials, cut into rounds and split for firewood or (when we are lucky) sawn into clear lumber.

We supply the raw materials. Our logger keeps our forest healthy and splits the profit with us. (Which helps us to maintain our tax burden.)

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