by Robert Glenn Ketchum
This is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!
Monday, September 1, 2014
HUDSON RIVER #100: Certainly one of the issues of being "out" in the Hudson Valley winter was just being able to get around. I don't mean 'in-the-woods' as much as I mean 'out-on-the-roads'. Really bad weather brought serious ice or deep snow, and many of the smaller community and farm roads were slow to be plowed. Once again my tricked-out van was an essential tool! Not only did I have tires and transmission suited for winter conditions, BUT it was also fully insulated. Using NO STOVES, or heaters, I regularly overnighted off-road in rural places, fully expecting weather to come during the night, and wanting to be in the middle of it when morning arrived. Kind of J.M.W. Turner... in a van!
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