Dark Country Road
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Dark Country Road
Near the house where I grew up in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, is a stretch of country road that often seemed impenetrably dark to me as a child. One area in particular has a dense tree canopy that effectively blocks out any stars or moonlight. It's the kind of enveloping darkness that gives you chills as a child, and maybe as an adult, too. I’ve found that any nervousness about the darkness is dispelled when I’m carrying a flash and a camera so I felt compelled to make pictures there.
The “Tamworth” series is an extension of the first “Dark Country Road” series, shot farther north on a dark stretch of road that runs along Lake Chocorua. In this second series, the lights of cars are an important motif, serving as a comforting symbol of human presence in an otherwise unpopulated landscape but also conveying a hint of menace as an unknown intruder appears out of the darkness.