Timothy Whelan Books
is closing... real shame, great store in Rockport, ME.
I bought a Ralph Eugene Meatyard book there, one of my favorites. What did you buy there?
I had the pleasure of meeting Tim many years ago, a true gentleman and a treasure to the traditional photographer.
Art & Fear, comes to mind along with several Caponigro's and Tice books.
Tim probably wouldn't mention that he is a fine photographer and I am fortunate to own one on his originals.
So sorry the age of technology has taken another treasure from us.
bought an unpublished manuscript by Minor White.
In advance of taking a Chip Forelli landscape workshop, on Chip’s recommendation, I asked Tim for some books that would show me what I might be looking at in the area.
New England Days, Paul Caponigro, David Godine, Publisher, 2002
Maine: Porter, Eliot; Little Brown, 1986
Maine Farm, A Year of Country Life, Joseph & Karlin, Random House,1991
A Maine Portfollio, Michael Alpert, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2004
Rural Maine, Silber
Safe Harbor, Exploring Maine’s Sheltered Bays, Coves, and Anchorages;
William Hubbell, Down East Books, 2003
Seacoast Maine, People & Places; Dibner & George Tice; Doubleday 1973
While there he added
Sammallahti, Pentti; Blue Sky Gallery, 2000
Sammallahti; Sammallahti, Pentti; Nazraeli Press, 2nd Ed.; 2002
Crane, Tillman; Structure, Custom and Limited Editions, 2000
Tim also taught us how to take a trip by reverse example. We live near where he is from in Ohio. I asked how long a drive it would be. He said 15 hours with cat naps in rest stops. My wife, a painter, and I took three days, three museums and six book shops, instead.
Good interview, and sad to hear that he is closing - I had heard of his shop many times but never made it up there.
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