Last fall I sought photographic subjects not impacted by the Covid pandemic which was raging around me. One such exploration led to photographing my hometown, Concord Massachusetts, at night after the clamor of people and traffic had subsided. What I saw was totally unexpected. The beauty of the town, the simplicity of the architecture came through with striking brilliance. Small textures and features normally masked by the sun’s glare adorned the buildings like a set of new cloths. The bank, my bank which I never really examined before emerged with beautiful accents and period details. Even the hardware store with its windows of ordinary things broke out in a cacophony of colors and shapes.
Like an exercise in mindfulness training my camera could see through the town’s distractions and present the buildings, structure and arrangements as the founders, architects and store owners had intended.