|Richard W. Moore|
I have a life-long love of photography. Since 2005 I have been creating “twice- seen” images, digitally merging photographs made a century ago with photographs made today from the same camera locations. I have completed projects at historic sites in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at Canterbury Shaker Village, and at historic sites on the Northern New England Seacoast. In 2014 I published Monhegan Come Again in partnership with the Monhegan Museum on Monhegan Island, Maine.
In 2018, in collaboration with Editions Kallimages, The Hellenic American Union, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, I produced the book and exhibit, Athens Twice Seen, available from the Bookstore on this site.
I studied studio art and art history while receiving a B. A. in English from Yale University, followed by an M. Div. from Union Theological Seminary and an M. A. in non-fiction writing from the University of New Hampshire. I learned photography from many fine photographers, including Neil Maurer (later of San Antonio) and Paul Caponigro, then teaching in Danville, Connecticut.
Twice-seen images may have grown out of my experience as an archaeological photographer in Israel and Cyprus in 1970 and 1971. I was fascinated by putting my tripod in the exact same spots every day and recording the passage of time as the excavation went deeper. A century could appear and be gone in a day.
However, the most immediate origin of twice-seen images was the discovery of a nineteenth-century photo in a friend’s attic. The photo was made by a farmer on the mountain on the edge of town, an eccentric gentleman who had learned photography. I knew the mountain and its old homesteads, and so I soon found the spot where the farmer had to have set his tripod. It was 2005. I had just discovered Photoshop. Click!
I live in Deerfield, New Hampshire, with my wife, Emily Williams Moore. Our two sons and their marvelous wives and our six grandchildren live over in Vermont.
I hope you enjoy my work!
Member and past president, New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
Juried Member, Ogunquit Art Association
Juried Member, New Hampshire Art Association
Galleries and other exhibits:
The Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery,
Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit ME
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth NH
The Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island ME
Millbrook Gallery, Concord NH
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA
Silver Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth NH
Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth NH
New Hampshire State Library, Concord NH
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth NH
Odiorne Point State Park, Rye NH
Deerfield NH Annual Arts Tour