Jonathan Levitt

After a few months of emailing back and forth, I asked Jonathan Levitt if he would write captions for a couple of my favorite photographs that I could post on Cold Splinters. The above, “Hedgelings and I Bothered By:” is what he sent back. Lordy. Click here to see a much larger version.

Jonathan Levitt’s photos are of pet wolves and rural Maine, swimming in ice cold rivers and old Coleman stoves. It’s the morose side of being in the woods, the feeling that I most long for when I’m not camping. When you live in the city, that loneliness, even when felt in the company of loved ones, is the best part. Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time on his photoblog, Grass Doe, over the last couple of months, admiring “Ducktrapia.” (From Jon: “Ducktrapia is a small settlement along the shores of the Ducktrap River in Ducktrap, Maine. For ten years, anthrophotographist Jonathan Levitt has been living among the Ducktrapians, documenting their way of life.”) I couldn’t be more excited that he did some artwork for Cold Splinters.

Go to Grass Doe and get lost for a couple of hours.


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2 Responses to Jonathan Levitt

  1. tons of land August 24, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    absolutely love his photos.

  2. Dan August 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Love the photos that don’t have random hipsters in them. Hipsters make even rural Maine look contrived.

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