‘Maine Landsc[r]apes’ photography exhibit to open at Gardiner gallery on Nov. 4


These photos come with a twist, requiring you to look deeper into your picturesque surroundings, challenging you to discover the incredible beauty of imperfection. “I found myself drawn to images that were not just pretty pictures and not merely scars on the Earth,” St. Pierre explained, “but a combination of both; images that can be viewed as pleasing and provocative at the same time.”

St. Pierre sees the world through the perspective of a lens, even when he is not behind the camera. Each fleeting moment that has gone undocumented increases his expectations that another moment of equal quality will eventually appear. This inspires him to continue looking for his next shot, as he has throughout his 40-year, award-winning career.

St. Pierre has been published in many periodicals including numerous newspapers, Sierra Club publications, and People magazine. His photos have also been used by published authors for books including “On Wilderness” (cover art), “To The Wilderness,” and “Between Person and Place.”

Monkitree Gallery is at 263 Water Street. The exhibit runs from Nov. 4-Jan. 10. The public is invited to a reception with the artist from 5:30-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14.