Photographer and farm girl Paula Yandow of East Fairfield shoots intriguing local scenes of farming and sugaring and dragonflies.
"I photograph what I live," she said so her photographs include a harvest of "farming and tons of sugaring." In fact, she started photography as a kid. "I totally drove my family crazy on the farm taking their pictures.
"The farm is my absolute favorite type of shoot. From cows to horses to people to machinery to landscape. I never tire of it all!"
She shoots Vermonticana which is a lot more specific than Americana.
Three of her photos were published in Capture My Vermont, Volume II.
Capture My Vermont is user-driven, a collection of the "best of Vermont in photography, captured [and contributed] by people who love Vermont." It has fine-art iconic photos as well as snapshots from a step or two off the beaten path, all arranged in categories that range from the abstract, agriculture, and architecture through farm animals and landscapes, to weather and wildlife. click here for more info and click here to see her own collection there.
"I am in love with my life," she said. "There is so much to find amazing about each day." . She sees things differently and she photographs most of it.
Rita Langlois says Ms. Yandow represents Vermont exceptionally well and has asked her to be a vendor at the Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont annual show in June.
She sells her prints and giclees up to 16"x24" at craft fairs and at Carman Brook Farm, Rail City Market, and Bayberry Cottage, plus Stone's Shell in East Fairfield and Quimby Hill Designs in Berkshire. Her "Any Occasion cards" are photocards with no message.
"I think that Chain [pictured here] represents my style well," she said of her desire to capture something extra, something unexpected in each image.
"I am now taken seriously as a photographer and sought after for that type of shoot that is just a little different. People find me to capture the essence of themselves that they though only they knew." Her camera always finds it.
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