Mark Barnette

B. 1956, raised Portsmouth, NH. Self-directed arts education, photographing since childhood, in earnest since 2009. I was brought up to genuinely revere the pre-revisionist history and the 19th and 20th century landscape artists that formed Americans’ notions of the character of my native New England, and how it ought to look. I now work to synthesize those stories and influences with the effects of time, economic violence, and the human longing for order and beauty. But mostly, I take the pictures I want to see. Beauty without sentimentality is a goal of all my work.