This series presents 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. The series introduces architecture, livestock, gardens, and the historic interpreters who live and
work in Colonial Williamsburg. Images are grouped by format:
fifteen 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, including the Harpsichord
Builder, presented special challenges because of very
low light levels requiring longer than usual shutter speeds.
--Allen C. Benson