Republic of Vermont

Nestled on the western edge of the Green Mountain National Forest is the serene town of Goshen, Vermont. Situated high up on Cape Lookoff Mountain is home of Republic of Vermont, a certified organic farm specializing in maple syrup and honey. Raised in New England, I had always been curious about these sugar shacks as they sent a pillar of steam into the sky from their vented roofs, but surprisingly, never got to experience one. (Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.) This winter, I was invited by Ethan to spend a day at the farm with him and Annina to document and learn more about the maple syrup process. No way I was passing this one up - especially so close to the "sugar moon" - the Native American name for the first full moon of spring.

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Cinestill 50D Film Review

Several hours before the crack of dawn, I loaded up my Leica M2 with a roll of Cinestill 50D which was sent to me by my good film-friend, Cody Priebe and once again boarded the F/V Rimrack for a day of lobster-bait fishing in the Gulf of Maine. Cody had sent me the film last month and I just couldn't decide what subject I wanted to tackle with it. Realizing it's been a month since last being out on the ocean, I rang up Mike Anderson of the F/V Rimrack to see if he wanted some company. He told me he'd be out fishing for lobster-bait the next morning, so off to bed I went, setting the alarm for 2:00am.

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