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vfrazzportrait002Though late to photography, it has become a joy and a passion for me. Choices in photography abound, and I have journeyed through cameras, themes, color, and monochrome, becoming firmly settled on the challenges of black and white film photography.

With a lifetime of wandering through galleries and museums, I am most influenced by Walker Evans' Farm Security Agency projects, and David Plowden's splendid contemporary photographs of rural and working America.

My primary effort had been to record Maine: interiors, artifacts and architecture, work, workers and waterfront, attempting creative interpretations in strong, high contrast compositions with ironic or complex features that pull the viewer back for a second, more studied look. Since moving again to New Mexico, I have retained the goal, just changed the location. Sometimes my photographs document; sometimes they tell stories; sometimes they simply speak to the essence of a subject, but always I strive for a particular signature and artistry in my work.

 

A note about Barbara's/Alzheimer's Gallery: my intent was to record her struggle to live a full life at home. But in January 2012, after 13 years of solo caregiving, I became exhausted and placed Barbara at St. Andrew's Village in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, so ending the series.

 

Exhibits, Shows, etc.: numerous juried and solo exhibits throughout midcoast Maine, the Ike Royer Memorial Scholarship for Traditional Black and White Photography; Merit Award, B&W Magazine; Merit Award, N.M. Museum of Natural History.