About

Anthony Reczek lives in New England, USA,  where he pursues landscape, editorial and fine art photography.  He is a contributing photographer/writer for Vermont magazine,  and a contributing photographer for Vermont Life, along with a number of other print and online publications.

The images on this site stretch back at least four decades, across a broad continuum of both published and personal work, and were taken with 35 mm and 120 mm color negative and transparency film, and, since 2004, a digital camera.

Statement

    There is a story in Eastern mystic literature of a competition to find the greatest artist in the land. The two finalists were given opposite walls of a great hall to paint, and a large curtain was raised in the middle so they could not see the other work. When they finished, and the curtain was taken down, the works were found to be … identical. One of the artists, it turned out, had done the painstaking work of polishing the wall until it was as reflective as a mirror.

    The New England landscape has proven a boundless source of inspiration for my photography. Known far and wide for its sublime beauty, and the richness and variety of its motifs, it is the subject on that other wall. I continue to work – on myself and on my skills – to create the clearest possible reflection.

    The photographs here are from a lifetime of wandering New England, in search of both the sacred and the mundane. It is my intention and hope that they serve as an opening to, and transmission from, the mystery that is the New England landscape.

    While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.” ― Dorothea Lange

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