Last year I was at a show by artist Andrei Kushnir at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. What struck me right away was the places he had painted (in this show) were places I had been. In fact one of his pictures was a view only a half a block from my house.
It was that picture that inspired me to try and recreate some of scenes. I shot a few of his pictures and I have been working to replicate them. I wish I had taken more pictures (of the paintings) but the idea came to me after the show and I was there on the last day.
One thing I noticed while working on this project is that a photo is often more accurate than a painting. Several times I would try to get the angle just right before concluding that the angle doesn’t exist except for in the painters eye. Another thing that creates a difference is the time that goes by. Things change, even in Strasburg Virginia.
I really enjoyed doing this and often the hunt was a story in itself. I plan to share them here so watch for these posts.