Monhegan is a small island 10 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the state of Maine in the USA. Less than 5 square miles in size, most of the landscape has been put aside as a nature preserve. The island has been a magnet for well over a century for artists from Rockwell Kent to Andrew Wyeth. I visit this island one or more times each year for one or more weeks.
There is a reason why this island has attracted so many artists. It is both stark and gentle. The variations on terrain are remarkable for such a small island. And the conditions change dramatically and quickly, so the same landscape can look so different in different weather, at different times of the day and year.
These photographs document the varied terrain and sights on the island, using a variety of both traditional and modern tools. Antique lenses as well as modern cameras, both digital and film are used. My goal is to present the island in a way that is both familiar to people who know the island, yet from a perspective that differs from the traditional landscape image.