boys at night



I am honored to be part of PhotoPlace Gallery’s A Sense of Place Exhibition. Juried by the immensely talented, Jane Fulton Alt, the exhibition seeks “photographs that convey a ‘sense of place’ blending the physical characteristics of a scene, landscape or object with the mysterious essence that emerges from gradually and perhaps unconsciously inhabiting a place over time.”

To me, that is a beautiful ideal for an image to convey. Where and how we live or spend time is deeply personal and being able to capture how our presence imprints on a place is powerful. It becomes even more compelling when that imprint represents a universal experience. 

This image, from my series Inside Friday Night, was captured late one Friday night as these two boys were leaving the boardwalk at the beach. What I love about this image is that it captures a moment that could be from almost any decade, if you ignore the cars, of course. It’s that “boys of summer” quintessential imagery that has been made part of our culture thanks to its exploration in music and literature. 

It is always a great privilege to have an image included amongst an amazingly talented collection of artists. This is especially true with this exhibition. Please take a moment to check out the work. It is very powerful.