When I was studying photography in the early 1990's I came across a book by a photographer that changed the way I viewed photographs and made pictures in ways I couldn't have imagined at the time. That book was 'Cape Light' and the photographer - Joel Meyerowitz. To this day it remains on of my most prized books in my collection.
In 2018 I finally got to make the trip to Cape Cod. One of my friends challenged me to make images that paid homage to the great Joel Meyerowitz. The photographs in that book represent work from the 4 fleeting days I spent driving and exploring this stunning location. You could say it was a bit of a pilgrimage for me. Whether I have done it justice is for you to judge, but I had a fabulous time trying.
Cape Cod feels like one of those places that is at the edge of the world. Battered by wind and rain, that has travelled from Ireland, coming off the Atlantic in the winter and bathed in beautiful light. cape Cod feels to have a vernacular and atmosphere all of its own.
Long has it been the retreat for creatives of all types, those looking for somewhere they won't be judged, to retire or to migrate to for the summer. What struck me was that the further you travel it's spine and the deeper you go along the slender peninsular, the more you find those seeking sanctuary and a creative heart, which is exactly what you end up in, by the the time you reach Provincetown.
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