I’m pleased to announce my forthcoming softcover edition Greater Portland Volume I. It is currently in production and will be ready to ship in a couple of weeks. Advanced copies are available in my newly launched online shop. The book is 80 pages containing 48 large format images, and 117 iPhone pics covering a large cross section of the city. The first printing will be 100 copies.
I thought I’d share the essay that I wrote for the introduction here. If you’ve read this blog before, or looked that the Kickstarter project that I used to fund the series then parts of the essay will sound familiar. I just took part of what I had written before about the body of work, and added a little to the beginning and end. Here goes…
It is late March and an especially brutal winter is slowly winding down. Filthy remnants of once massive snow banks still occupy curbsides, lawns, and the far corners of parking lots. Their gradual discharge of silt covers the ground and clouds the air with every wind gust. Roadways are littered with cavernous potholes. Buildings that have stood up to the elements season after relentless season are worn and jaded. The entire population is united in anticipation of the spring bloom. It is during this passage out of winter that the city is at its most morose and vulnerable point. If there is one time of year that Greater Portland looses its charm it is now.
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