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to think we will do the same after this trip. Anyway, there was a local band playing at the bar, which drew quite the crowd. Even our writer friend Mike has somehow found his way there. As the night went on, people were coming over and sitting with us asking how our day of shooting had been. Some people we hadn’t even met, stopped to tell stories of how they ended up on the island. As usual we just couldn’t photograph everyone, and we definitely missed a few interesting characters. It was interesting to step back and go over where our trip started and where we had ended up so far. There’s no real way to describe the vibe. The best explanation we came up with has nothing to do with the photos we took during the day, but had everything to do with the bar that night.


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t was getting dark so we headed back to bar… hmmm starting to sound like we drank the whole time, and I guess we did. Last year, after our Newfoundland trip we did a little self-imposed detox when we got back and we are starting


For only being there a few days, we realized we had met a lot of people. They all had such diverse stories and diverse backgrounds. Being on an island forces them to all get along since they all depend on each other in some way or another to survive. They’ve seen people come and go from the island, but those who can ‘make it,’ are accepted as family, no matter who they are or what they believe in. Fortunately, it seemed that we had been accepted as well. The highlight of our night at the bar was when Karl, one of our photo subjects and long-time resident, came over and told us something really special. He said that everyone he had talked to had spoken very highly of us, and that they thoroughly enjoyed their photo experiences. He also said that he understood that part of our job was to charm people, but that we do it in a very sincere way. To us, that was the ultimate compliment. We didn’t stay too late as the next day was Market Day and we had our own agenda to take care of.


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