Greenwich Meantime Photography is the work of Carolyn Fahm, a Providence Rhode Island based photographer and digital artist. My visual aesthetic was formed in my native San Francisco Bay Area, where I spent the majority of my life, pursuing a career in clinical biochemistry. Surrounded by the waters of San Francisco Bay and the great Pacific beyond, my appreciation of the land was intensified by walking through canyons and hilltops, on beaches and on cliffs, all in pursuit of the ineffable presence of a spirit that hung on the land like the scent of wild sage on a foggy day.
A career move to England brought a new appreciation of the manmade world, seen in the dichotomy between ancient and modern that characterizes the long settled lands of Europe. From the Roman ruins in Chester to London's newest structures, my fascination with history and with architecture was enhanced.
It was in England that I discovered Greenwich, with its Royal Observatory and the Zero Meridian. Having lived in two such distinct places as California and the UK, each with its own unique beauty and culture, and having family on four continents, I saw the Meridian Line as a symbol for both unity and disparity. As an absolute reference, it measures both time and space, but since all can refer to it, it brings understanding amid the differences that might otherwise overwhelm us.
It is a surprise that I find myself in Rhode Island, but I fell in love with it on my very first visit. It did not take long for me to conclude that this was the place to spend the next portion of my life. Exploration of this tiny jewel of a state has confirmed that my insticts were correct, as the unique combination of landscape, history, architecture, and people make it a rich source not only of visual imagery, but also a welcoming community. My Rhode Island Explorations fine art card series is my homage to a place long unknown that has called me home.
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