Colonial Williamsburg

The series consists of images captured during a trip to Colonial Williamsburg in the spring of 2007. Out of hundreds of pictures, 25 were chosen that suggest what it is like to walk through Colonial Williamsburg as the early morning light and shadows begin moving across Duke of Gloucester Street. This series explores architecture, livestock, gardens, and the historic interpreters who live and work in Colonial Williamsburg. Images are grouped by format: 15 black and white images are printed on silver gelatin, fiber-based paper and ten images are in color, printed with archival, pigmented inks on fine art paper.

The series was photographed using a handheld Mamiya 7ii rangefinder camera with a normal lens (80mm) and fine-grained film. Indoor shots, such as the Harpsichord Builder, presented special challenges because of very low light levels and longer than usual shutter speeds.

--Allen C. Benson




Copyright � 2007 by Allen C. Benson