Maine Kaleidoscopes

photographs by Jim Dugan

Rockland photographer Jim Dugan creates a wide variety of pictures but the most surprising is a series of digital kaleidoscopes that he’s been making, all with Maine themes. He says:

“Yes, I know this is a bit of a gimmick. So sue me. There are plenty of gimmicks in photography these days. They’re all wonderful or terrible, depending on who is using them and what images result. There’s lots of fun stuff in this process: choosing the photo, choosing how to slice it, what to do with the background. I’m not sure where this will lead but for now, it’s satisfying.”

He’s in the process of printing them on 30″ metal disks. Some will be on view at Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers in Freeport this summer.

The Wake of the Elizabeth Ann

The Wake of the Elizabeth Ann

 

Lichen and snow, Acadia Loop Road

Lichen and snow, Acadia Loop Road

 

Jim's Beach 1

Jim’s Beach 1

 

Jim's Beach 2

Jim’s Beach 2

 

Leaves and Shells, Rockport

Leaves and Shells, Rockport

 

Cookie Bite

Cookie Bite

 

Popham Sand

Popham Sand

 

Fog Eat Strand

Fog Eat Strand

 

Departure

Departure

 

Pot Warp, Monhegan

Pot Warp, Monhegan