"NARBS" is a work-in-progress book project about Narberth, PA, a small town with a big chip on its shoulder. Fiercely independent since its founding in 1895, the town has a quirky identity envied by neighbors and has been likened to everything from Mayberry to Brigadoon. This project explores the people and places that embody the distinct community spirit throughout this village.
Each person is asked the same question - "What is it about Narberth?"
Artist Statement: In an effort to recapture the magic and discipline of the film era and to challenge myself to work differently, this project was literally born in my backyard. My usual approach is to be in middle of chaos, making energetic images in the middle of physically and emotionally dynamic, moment driven situations. The intent of this project is to slow down, be deliberate in each choice and present a different set of challenges to my normal way of working. It is both the foundation of a new set of skills and creative growth but it also feeds back to inform my more typical work. The project is produced on a Speed Graphic 4x5 Field Camera with an antique 1800s era Petzval lens using Ilford HP5 and FP4 film.