We searched for a great place. Directly at Cliff Pond in the Nickerson State Park / Cape Cod. We wanted to sit picturesquely with our vehicle in the background on the sandy beach, the laptop on our lap. Sometimes in life it comes different: At 8 pm local time in dresden when we switched via skype to the opening of the exhibition, we sat in the car and the rain drummed on the roof.
We had met the photographer Bruce in NYC Barone more than 10 years ago . Back in those days there were no facebook friends yet. So for this meeting we had to thank a mutual friend – it happened quasi through the old-fashioened networking. It was a great pleasure to meet again after so many years . Bruce and his wife served us a great sunday dinner in their cozy home. And our truck got his place on the driveway for the night . A big thank you !
Mt. tremper. Never heard of this place? Not surprisingly, it is only mentioned on the detail cards of the woodstock area. We went there only for nostalgic reasons, because there is the family home of our longtime boyfriend alan carle, he lived in the region back in those times when the legendary woodstock concert took place and where he got to know and fell in love with suzi . during various visits to australia and to their “botanical ark” they shared so much youth memories with us, that we necessarily wanted to go there to visit their roots.
The synonym of a whole generation for peace, drugs, flower power, hippies and love for free. Thereby the legendary concert hand´t taken place in woodstock, it happened on the muddy meadow of mr. max yasgur`s farm in bethel about 70 km away. We did not go to woostock for nostalgic reasons, but because we wanted to visit our friends sally and michael. Both are photographers and i have known michael for years, since he bought my nude photography tablebooks and he asked me to authograph them once we had been to new york city some years ago.
Woodstock is a small, lovable town in the catskill mountains with only 3500 inhabitants. The peace sign is displayed still everywhere, but now on coffee mugs, t-shirts or neon signs. Peace the merchandising.
Sally and michael welcomed us like long lost friends, although we had met the two only once. Michael even offered his studio space including lightning equipment for disposal, invited us to dinner and showed us his lovable and beautifully designed farm. Great to experience such a hospitality, a great thank you to both of them. and here is michael´s website: http://www.photosensualis.com