Table of Contents
Features The Best Maine Photography In this special issue of Down East, devoted to the fine art of taking pictures, the editors have collected some of
Maine: A Photographer's ParadiseThe Pine Tree State isn't just photogenic; it's supermodel sexy.
2005: The Year That WasMainers went to the dogs — in a good way — and to war in Iraq, lost an air base and gained a racino, and still found time to take a swim in January.
Art in the BloodFather and son photographers Paul and John Paul Caponigro may differ in their styles, but they share a mystical reverence for the natural world. By Rebecca Martin Evarts.
How to Photograph Your Maine LifeWant to take pictures like a pro? We asked four of the state's premier photographers for tips on shooting your home, family, garden, and vacation. Interviews by Andrew Vietze.
DiscoveriesWe asked four top art curators to select a Maine photographer whose work deserves a wider audience beyond museum and gallery walls. Here are their choices.
Where in Maine?This summer village on a lake is well disguised by a blanket of snow. Can you identify it?
Dangerous WorkLewis Wickes Hine came to Maine in 1909 to document child labor abuses in the canneries and mills. His haunting photographs shocked a nation and helped change history. By Virginia Wright.
North by East
Wide Angle ViewThe perilous passion of the Portland Camera Club. Plus opinions, advisories, and musings on an important search for Sasquatch, the inside dope on bridezillas from a Maine wedding photographer, and the return of a controversial coyote derby.
The Talk of Maine
Master ClassFor more than three decades the Maine Photographic Workshops have attracted photographers from around the world. By Jeff Clark.
Dogsledder for a DayAn enterprising guide in Sangerville offers mushing tours of moose country. Plus two shutterbug galleries in Portland, a morning movie festival in Waterville, skiing in the North Woods, where to find take-out food, and more. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
Chicky's Fine Diner, WestbrookFavorite dishes, made with a twist, are the draw at this hipster haven. By Michaela Cavallaro.
Making It in Maine
Cataloging PortlandMaine's largest city has carved out a niche for itself in product photography. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Calendar of Events
January HighlightsPhoto exhibitions, performances, and even a "snodeo" are on tap this month in Maine.
What's in a Picture?
Last PortraitThe final view of this famous Maine photographer reflects upon a lifetime spent behind the lens. By Joshua F. Moore.