Wednesday, March 5, 2014


My idea here with a camera and a book is not to showcase the whole book for the viewer, or even in order — it's to allow 'a look'. After all, I'm a writer, reader, publisher of books and bookseller, so my plan forever has been the life of the book. I want you to seek out this fine book, this fine photographer, and to have the book in your lap looking it through and to put it up onto a shelf. To keep it, or give it to someone else. Hand to hand. Face to face. Eye to eye. The elemental earth stuff.

Maine is an interesting corner state on the US map. When we talk to our local post office they tell us of all the boxes they use as files to ship mail out from Vermont, little goes to Maine.

Many of Gary Briechle's photographs come out of Maine.

~ BA