... Velvet Winter ...
As a New England transplant, I’ve always loved snow... sledding down the giant hill behind the house where I grew up and building forts & snowmen. It wasn’t until well after my move to Ohio, though, that I donned my first pair of cross-country skis and went exploring.
The images of Velvet Winter, taken mostly in Columbus Metroparks and their surrounding landscapes, began as a visual record of my experiences but quickly evolved into a season-long photographic project. Some days were soft with a backdrop of quiet falling snowflakes, others intensely bright and glittering with sun. Others were complete white-outs... there is something enchanting about being out in the woods when the rest of the world is at home heeding a winter storm watch.
It doesn’t seem like we’re seeing as much snow as we used to, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience one of the last central Ohio winters when snows were still a constant —a given— and before they move farther north for good.
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Images from the Velvet Winter series are printed in an edition of 10 with Epson archival pigment inks
on Hahnemühle German Etching paper. Available framed from $495. (image size 13x19” framed to 20x28”)
A smaller edition of photogravures is planned.