I'll be set up selling images Saturdays through September
at the Albany Farmer's Market / Washington Park.
Stop by & say hi!
Creative Statement and a Word about Story Maps
Hi! I'm a Troy native and had one of those wonderful, free-ranging childhoods. I've been exploring for decades and have fallen for the region's world-class landscape and hidden history. Discovering it has been like playing connect the dots for decades. While I'm partial, I think the Hudson River deserves a place among the big names. Maybe someday we will all have a picture of it on our night stands. Or at least one or two beautiful images will come to mind.
I shoot with an iPhone and call my work "filtography" because I don't write with light (that's the meaning of photo-graphy). Regional subject matter, composition, color, and occasional filters are my tools. I have a passion for the overlooked and an MFA from Bennington College.
In April 2021, my book, "100-mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy & the Hudson River" will be published by SUNY Press/ Excelsior Editions. I think a story map is the perfect way to share an individual experience of a place like the Capitol Region because 1- it has a deep and complex history (much of it lost, neglected, and open for interpretation) AND 2 - it has a world-class landscape shaped by a magnificent river.
I've written more about my approach in my "About Me." Take a look at my work on Insta (spetrie_100milehome). All images can be purchased as affordable or fine art prints (tiny 3x3 to large 20x20). Get in touch with questions or comments, or just follow along. I hope you enjoy my portrayal of the region. -S