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Small town America has much to offer when reflecting upon the disappearing rural areas of locally owned small farms and homesteads, mercantiles and places of worship. These are the things that defined the cultural traditions and identity of early 1900's America. Favored subjects are old barns, antiquated farm equipment, tobacco sheds, grist mills and the like.

My purpose is to honor and remember a disappearing way of American life before the story is lost completely. While I love visiting with the current owners of these places, it is really the story of their grandparents and great-grandparents that I am interested in. When I hear the "old time" stories, I just feel like I've stepped back in time. What I feel in that transcendent moment is what I choose to present in my images.