If there was a job with the title, “famers’ market photographer,” I would be the first in line to apply.

The farmers’ market is like a barometer for the vibrancy of a community. It’s a great place to study light, composition, perspective, color, texture, shape and pattern.

But beyond those foundations of photography, it’s a place to practice portraiture. I am especially drawn to those portraits that reveal the subject in an indirect manner – glimpses of hands at work, clothing, tools, and vehicles.

This view into the back of the farmer’s truck, begins to tell the story of the man who rose early, before sunrise, traveled from Westmoreland County to Fredericksburg, set up his market booth, and invited the whole wide community to share in his abundance.   

Day 208

Day 208