- 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 2006 - Wk #34 - Dr. Ralph Stanley
My dad and I scored tickets to see Dr. Ralph Stanley at Carol Noonan's newly opened Stone Mountain Arts Center (SMAC) which is in Brownfield, just down the road from my hometown of Denmark.
Last night's show was the first major act that has shown at SMAC and it sold out pretty quickly. I think Ms. Noonan has a sucessful venue on her hands.
All societies need beautiful places to foster art and performance, more especially rural societies where community tends to play such an important role in people's lives, but SMAC will also be a venue for weddings in the area (which is sorely in need of quality wedding venues.) I welcome the possibility of lessening my own carbon footprint (especially at $3.10/Gal!) and to maybe once in a while not have to travel so many hours each week just to work my own craft.
SMAC is a lovely timberframed entertainment facility situated deep in the forested hills of small town Western Maine. One of the charms of our region of Vacationland is that it is no more than an hour from the Atlantic, no more than an hour from the greatest contiguous alpine area in the United States east of the Mississippi, but still wonderfully located in relative seclusion of wooded hills and lakes! Don't let anyone know that though. We've got enough folks here to enjoy it all already.