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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.


Fessenden Part II

Our rugged hiker Nicole...

and her equally stalwart sister Beth...

WAY back in 1789 a Federal Style house was built on our land and another just across the street a year or so previous. Here, you can see the evidence of where those intrepid settlers split the massive granite slabs for the foundations to those first two homes in Denmark (the neighboring house still stands, ours burned in 1995) from right here on top of the mountain upon which they were built. Having moved some very small bricks of granite several hundred yards last fall, it boggles my mind at how much labor it must have taken to move these stones down over the mountain without destroying the sticks of granite or killing anyone in the process. The slabs that held up our foundation were several tonnes each.

Some neighbor of our who comes up here must also share my love for small stone shrines tucked away in remote places that are thriving with palpable spirits of place.

This last shot is the view from the other side of the mountain that we've been enjoying for years. Though you can't really see a whole lot of civilisation out there, this looks out to the north and west over the towns of Denmark and Brownfield, Maine and further into New Hampshire.

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