|Rocks and Water by Alexandra de Steiguer|
Alexandra de Steiguer is an artist and a loner. In winter, she moves out to the Isles of Shoals where she works as a winter caretaker. This is nine miles from the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. One of those islands is Appledore where Childe Hassem painted at the turn of the 19th Century. The island Alexandra lives on in winter is called “Star.” The photographs here were taken on a medium format camera.
|Winter Ledges, by Alexandra de Steiguer|
I don't but for the past few years, ever since my book Small Island, Big Picture came out, I've been giving slideshow/talks to various groups, and this has been another creative outlet - to try to express in words and images (like in the book) the various thoughts that come along when one spends many many winters alone with the natural elements. As a bit of a loner, it's weird to be presenting in front of groups of people, but it's been very gratifying and people are so welcoming and interested.
|Self Portrait, by Alexandra de Steiguer|