My very good friends, the artist Gail Hill (Website) and her husband Hal Kay from Toronto couldn't make it this fall for a visit to Martha's Vineyard. Via emails and text messages Gail's been bugging me to at least share some pictures with her, since she couldn't be here.
So, here we go:
Oak Bluffs, taken two days after the mass shootings in Las Vegas
I photograph most days while here, usually centering on a specific place, and go back over and over. This time it is Oak Bluffs and it is difficult because it is so very familiar. I have been trying to see it with new eyes, as if for the first time.
Gail Hill is a very special person, with an active art career that spans photography and painting as well as playing a large role as a career advisor and mentor (Creative Self) to many many in Toronto. She also is a wonderful cook.
I occasionally photograph from my kayak, as above. This falls into the "high risk" category but I try to pick calm water and slight wind. This from Poucha Pond above the famous Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick where May Jo Kopechne lost her life in the car Ted Kennedy was driving one night after a party.
I hope you like these, Gail. Wish you were here.