Jake Wyman, Photographer

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter in Acadia

Cadillac Mt. & part of Mt. Dorr (r)

My website has some new images from last week's trip to Acadia, and while I'm pretty happy with the results, I continue to be stymied in my attempts to find someone with a snowmobile who can take me to the top of Cadillac Mt.
I'm not ready to pitch the story to a magazine (Yankee is interested already) until I get some images which I feel are missing.
First, I want images from, and of the summit of Cadillac Mountain, and I also want images from Isle au Haut.

Believe me. I like to hike uphill. In fact I think I'm a pretty strong uphill hiker, and I'd be happy to hike up the Auto Road with snowshoes, but the thought of trying to hike through new snow with a 25-30pound pack of equipment to shoot sunrise or sunset, doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
So, if anyone knows of a snow machine owner around Bar Harbor who is for hire, please let me know?

Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Cramped but Cool Studio" on PDN

Our humble abode is one of the "Cramped but Cool" studios in PDN. Voting for reader's favorites during the week of February 15th.

Cramped But Cool Studio: Converted Church in Connecticut

Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger, dead at 91

There has always been something very appealing to me, about moving to a remote house, somewhere in New England......probably Maine....that has always appealed to me.

J.D. Salinger did it.

"In 1953, Mr. Salinger, who had been living on East 57th Street in Manhattan, fled the literary world altogether and moved to a 90-acre compound on a wooded hillside in Cornish, N.H. He seemed to be fulfilling Holden’s desire to build himself “a little cabin somewhere with the dough I made and live there for the rest of my life,” away from “any goddam stupid conversation with anybody.”'

Other J.D. Salinger obituaries from around the World:

The Independent 
New York Times
Here is a story written in 1999 when Mr. Salinger was still alive, which appeared in the Concord (NH) Monitor:
Concord Monitor

Monday, January 25, 2010

Back from Acadia National Park...

I spent the better part of last week shooting in Maine for my "Winter in Acadia" project. Here are a few images, until the rest are processed and uploaded to my website.

More to come.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Best Books, Part 2

Of the 175 books which are on the Photo-eye "Best Books" List, fortunately I was able to purchase the following:

            Photo-eye Magazine's "Best Photobooks of 2009"

            Every year, photo-eye magazine asks a group of prominent photographers, bookmakers, editors, publishers and critics to select their favorite 10 photobooks of the year.

            Luckily I've been paying attention throughout the past year, and I own a few, but it's time to spend a little money!

            The list is here:
            Photo-eye's Best Books of 2009

            Tuesday, January 12, 2010

            The Great Joe Rollino, killed crossing the street at 104.

            From today's New York Times:

            "New York is a city of extraordinary lives and events, and here, indisputably, was one of them — one of the city’s strongest and oldest, struck down on a Monday morning by a minivan in Brooklyn."

            NYT Obituary

            Tuesday, January 5, 2010

            Aborted Acadia plans.....for now!

            For the last couple of years, I have been working on a couple of long-term projects which I hope will result in books.

            The first is the "Dairy Farm Signs" Project which is a photographic documentation of as many cow illustrations on Dairy Farm signs which I can find, and which are disappearing around New England. (Both the signs and the Dairy Farm signs are disappearing!)

            Rusty-John Farm, Addison VT

            A web Gallery of a select number of images can be seen here:  Dairy Farm Signs Project

            The second photographic project that I have been working on is "Winter in Acadia National Park".

            Here are two images from my trip to Acadia last January.

            Last Saturday night, in anticipation of a Blizzard which was forecast for Coastal Downeast Maine, I started packing warm clothes, cameras, laptop, boots, etc.
            When I got up at 6 am to leave, I checked the weather and discovered that the "Blizzard" had been downgraded to just a Winter Storm. Beside the fact that I still had/have a nasty cold and it was snowing pretty well here, I decided to abort the 8-9 hour drive, and try to get a better head start on the next Winter Storm in Acadia.

            Stay Tuned

            Bill Powell, Golf Pioneer dies at 93

            Bill Powell was a brave and determined man, who was not to be denied when he was kept off of the golf course because of the color of his skin.

            He built his own golf course!

            The full obituary is here: