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East Orleans in May

"On an overcast day at the end of May, I pulled into the driveway of what appeared to be an abandoned house with a huge Rhododendron overtaking its front façade. What attracted me to this scene was the visual contrast between the flourishing plant and the weathered house. Though there was no car in the driveway, I went to a side door and knocked. An elderly woman appeared and smiled. I asked if I could photograph the front of her house for a book I was doing about the Cape and Islands. She was surprised by my request, and said that I was the first person to ever ask permission. Apparently every year when the bush was in full bloom, a lot of people would pull into her driveway, snap a picture and hurriedly drive away. I thanked her, set up and photographed the scene. Two weeks later, I gave her a framed picture of her house. She was thrilled and I was grateful for the opportunity." -Jon Vaughan, Photographer Fine Art 11” x 14” Photograph by Jon Vaughan, dry mounted on acid-free foam board, custom cut and hinged on an acid-free matte. Framed In Metal. Outside dimensions: 16 ¼” x 20 ¼” . Additional sizes of this image may be available. Please call (508) 945-1288 for more info.

Processes and Materials

This photograph is dry-mounted and personally hand signed by Jon Vaughan on the back, including the title, location and time of year. It is an open edition print on archival pulp paper with archival pigment inks. Please treat it with the same care you would give to watercolor art - framed behind glass and protected from direct sunlight and excessive humidity. The print is permanently dry mounted on acid-free foam board. Then an acid and lignin free mat (Crescent Select - White Sands) is custom cut and museum hinged to the mounting board. The finished piece is protected in a custom sleeve of high clarity archival Mylar film. All of the mounting, matting and framing is done at Yankee Ingenuity. Bob Korn, of Bob Korn Imaging, printed this image, as well as all of Jon Vaughan's images since 1981.

About Jon Vaughan

Jon Vaughan is an award-winning photographer and the author of Coastal Effects, a photographic tribute to Cape Cod. A self-taught photographer, Vaughan has been photographing the Cape for more than 30 years. In pursuing the challenge of being in the “right place at the right time, Vaughan has captured many of the extraordinary moments common to this spectacular coastal paradise. His work is widely collected and can be found in thousands of private homes and collections, and at his gallery, Yankee Ingenuity, in Chatham, MA.

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