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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.


PAW 2005 Wk 21 - Drive Ins

Maine has a long and rich history with Drive In movie Theaters. The Saco Drive-In was opened July 15, 1939 and I believe is the oldest in the nation which still regularly shows features. They are the perfect boon for families with children as you see two features for usually half the price of one in a regular theater, you always have plenty of room and a comfortable seat and if you leave you windows up with the vents on (which in black fly/mosquito season is advisable anyhow), your kids don't annoy all of the other patrons. Our local Drive-In serves full grill of items at less than normal concession prices now as well so supper isn't even a problem.

This is the Bridgton Drive In Theater packed on a Saturday night on Memorial Day weekend.

As an side, nearly 2/3 of the cars in the parking lot above are from out of state. This basically means that "Vacationland" is now open and will be under siege with 'summer people' from now until at least Labor Day.

The populations of most of the towns in our lake strewn wilderness will double, triple or quadrouple for the length of the summer. The best thing we can say about the situation is that their million dollar 'cottages' that are crammed around any water body in the area (as congested as their homes back in MA, RI, CT and NY) help keep my property taxes down significantly.

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