In This Place

We often edit photos to find that "winning" shot that might become a portfolio candidate or a picture to print and display. But if you think of photography as a process of exploration, the editing goals change. Rather than focus on the winners, we look for a series of shots that tells a story or imparts a sense of place. After all, who would send Lewis and Clark to explore the American West with instructions to bring back only the one or two very best discoveries.

In This Place is a brief photographic exploration of a place over the course of three or four related posts.

In This Place: February 2010

Fray's Mountain Road,
Albemarle County, Virginia

Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four







In This Place: March 2010
Brookhaven, Mississippi

Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four







In This Place: April 2010
 Graves Mill, Virginia


Graves chapel
Part one
Part two
Part three









In This Place: September, 2011

Pearisburg, Virginia

Small town, good people
Wenonah Avenue
The house behind the bank
The Pearis Theater
Giles County Courthouse

5:09 PM