I do almost all of my photographing in an area no farther than a 20-minute drive from my home in Newburyport. To the east lies the Atlantic Ocean and Plum Island with its miles of unspoiled sandy beaches. To the south lies the Great Marsh with its salt-water marshlands that stretch for miles parallel to the coastline. To the west lies Maudslay State Park with its acres of beautiful woodlands and fields that once formed a private estate. To the north flows the Merrimack River, a wide tidal river that once brought clipper ships to the harbor of Newburyport and today provides a habitat for bald eagles that once again breed along the river.
I visit these places over and over again. The better I know a place, the more subjects I see.
- —John Geesink