While residents in New York and New England scramble to shovel themselves out of the latest snowstorm before the next one hits, a photo essay in the Bangor Daily News, curated by visual editor Brian Feulner, brings out the artistic side of snow-covered streets and parka-bundled Northerners.
For the past five months, Feulner and fellow photogs ventured out to capture the sights of a sub-zero Bangor, Maine, because, as he explained, readers love a weather story.
“Instead we have shivering photographers trying to be artful in a New England ‘tundra’ who love nothing more than having their photos on a news site or in print delivered straight to you and your warm and comfortable office desk, living room or kitchen table.”
Feulner, a Maine photographer accustomed to shooting in the cold, also said that not only do photographers have to go out in the cold weather for the photos, but freezing temperatures often wreak havoc on expensive camera equipment. That is, if photographers can successfully keep their equipment from falling into a bottomless snow pit.
View more photos from the newspaper on tonight’s NewsHour Shares segment on the PBS NewsHour and see the full essay on Bangor Daily News’ photo blog Collage.