David Brooks Stess and his Blueberry Rakers at the PMA

"The Inuit", Copyright David Brooks Stess. All Rights Reserved.
“The Inuit”, Copyright David Brooks Stess. All Rights Reserved.

I’m also very excited that the Portland Museum of Art is exhibiting David Brooks StessBlueberry Rakers series, as he is one of my favorite photographers around. The exhibition runs from April 5th to May 19th with a public opening on Friday, April 5th, from 5-8 pm. I’ll be at this opening, too, and hope to see everyone there. (edit – great article in the Portland Press Herald about David and the other rakers, as well as blueberries)

David has spent 23 years raking and photographing in downeast Maine, and his work shows that commitment and dedication. With over 50 of his silver gelatin prints of his in the show, it is definitely a must-see.

I also printed one of the large display pieces for the exhibition (the 2’x6′ one) for the Museum and helped with the larger one as well. I can’t wait to see the print mounted — the last time I saw the big print, it looked pretty much like this:

Stess print coming off the printer for the Portland Museum of Art
Stess print coming off the printer for the Portland Museum of Art

For scale, the paper is 36″ wide…

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1 thought on “David Brooks Stess and his Blueberry Rakers at the PMA”

  1. Hey there Jim- just found a sale this week at B+H on Epson Exhibition Fiber for almost 30 percent off, so I got a pack: oh am I Lovin that paper! Just wanted tell someone who might understand. G’day! -Nate.

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