For only a short period in my life have I lived more than 60 miles from the coast, often much closer.  Home for me now is on Boston’s South Shore, a region that extends south and east from Boston, along the shore of Massachusetts Bay towards Cape Cod. While this region extends from Quincy to Plymouth, my true playground is the towns of Cohassett, Scituate, Marshfield and Duxbury.  It is here that I spend most of my free time, swimming in the ocean, collecting rocks and looking for rare beach glass.

I am drawn to intimate landscapes and abstract images that are informed by the work of many of the giants of landscape photography, although the work of Eliot Porter resonates most deeply with me.  Unlike Eliot Porter however, I use a small format camera and where Porter would have exposed few frames I expose many.  Making many images of a single subject to achieve a final successful image allows me to connect with my subject.  I see it as very much akin to having a conversation and I am happy to go where that conversation leads me.  I hope you will join me to find out.

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  1. Thanks for liking my post about window seats and the potentially beautiful views from them, Andy! What locations, natural or human-made, have you seen from an airplane that stands out in your mind? Also, aisle, window (or middle…)?

  2. Hi Andy, many thanks for visiting my blog and liking my latest post ‘Last Photos of the Night’. You have a very interesting blog with some great photos. I shall visit often.


  3. Thanks for visiting my poetry blog Andy, and i so enjoy your blog and photos, such as your home page photo, a feeling of softness the ocean can bring, the calm empty nets, wondering, what they had once taken, and the hands that set them.
    keep playing in the beauty of life, Mokasiya

  4. Major thanks, Andy for liking my post on my a.m. beach walks. I absolutely love your blog & your work. Carmen Aida

  5. Thank younformstopping by my blog today. Glad you enjoyed my post “Two Stories…in and behind the photo”. Hope to see you again. I look forward to exploring your blog!

  6. Thank you for ‘liking’ my ‘Frigiliana Chimneys’ post. I think I may be able to find some inspiration from your excellent blog, so will be returning to it when I can. I have an interest in New England, as my Son and his family live on the coast of Maine. Thanks again for your visit to my blog.

  7. Andy, thanks for the like on my little Montana blog! You have put together a very nice place to visit, and I am glad to make your acquaintance.

  8. Thank you for liking a couple items at my Blog at ReloNavigator. Photography is a beautiful preservation of the moment around us. More Power and stop by any time.

  9. Hi Andrew, Thanks for visiting my blog-post and liking it for the sole reason of introducing me to your fascinating blog. I’m looking forward to visiting your blog often. I think it’s one of the best I’ve read and seen.
    I also live near the coast but on the other side of the country. We are both fortunate,

  10. Hi,
    Thankyou for liking the “Deer painting”, what did you see in it?
    We are only beginner in blogging, and for me, I’ve just started shooting photos.
    Much advice and guidance is needed from expert like you.
    Many thanks !!!

    Ben Lee

  11. Hi Andy,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your photographs, they are beautiful, and your approach of “having a conversation” with your subject is very appealing. Thanks for the inspiration! I will visit often 🙂

  12. Hi, I wanted to thank you for liking my post, America’s Best Fall Color Drives. I’m guessing the leaves changing color are a lovely sight in Boston & thereabouts.

  13. Thanks for visiting. As for the minimalist idea, it will take time as with anything life changing , and for me it has been added into my hiking. Nice photos..

  14. Thank you for liking our post “The Pot and the Flowers”. You were also our very first ‘liker’ for our post “As the deer” on our brand new blog, which in turn led us to your blog. It may not seem like much but it was a great encouragement to us. Thank you once again. God bless you and your blog.

  15. Thank you very much for liking my post. I have been spending hours and hours throughout the last 12 months at Palm Beach walking along the mudflats watching soldier crabs scuttle across the mudflats and disappear into their holes, ripples in the sand. It has been amazing having the chance to photograph and experience the minutae of beach life. You would love it here.
    I have just finished a novel set in Boston.
    Best wishes,

  16. Thanks for visiting my site. I am a photographer as well with quite a bit of photos on Panoramia,com

    Please stay connected…..

  17. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog (still in the fledgling stages) and liking my post about Marlo (wondering how you came across that one :))! It’s so exciting getting your first ‘like’ and discovering your neighbors and the fantastic work they’re up to.

  18. Hello Mr. Nixon,
    Thank you for being my first “like” on my painting Journey! My site is my first attempt on getting a web presence. I hope to add more depth as I go along. I don’t have internet at home, so it’s difficult to get the time to go online. Your site is beautiful! May your journey continue as beautifully…. Karin

  19. Thank you for all your “likes” recently to my new blog! I get giddy every time I see one. I know that’s silly, but hey, “smile breaks” are as important as breathing fresh air. Have a lovely! 🙂

  20. Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the like on my post “Explore Gunung Kidul beach”. I am impressed with your photography especially those related to the beach / ocean. The water looks so nice. I am not a photographer but I hope to learn a lot from you. I will frequently visit your blog.. Wish you a great year ahead… !

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