Bob Crink, man about town with his trusty camera always within reach, has a show coming up at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. “Women of the Boothbay Region” will feature 21 movers and shakers in framed 12” x 15” portraits exhibited in the conference room on the second floor in January and February.
“In the 20 years I’ve lived in Edgecomb, I’ve never seen a show of portraits. It will be a little different,” Crink said. “There are so many businesses and organizations being run by women here I thought why not do a show?”
Photography has been Crink’s focus since he graduated from college in 1958. With plans to head for Europe and a holiday, he decided it was time to buy his first camera, which turned out to be an SLR and two lenses through a mail-order company. Over the years, he’s added a few other cameras and lenses — can a serious photographer really have too many? — to his collection.
A retired mechanical engineer, Crink spends most of his time behind the lens. Three years ago, Pauline Dion at Boothbay Sea and Science Center asked Crink to be its photographer. Not long afterward, he began doing some shooting for Boothbay Railway Village, The Community Center, Lincoln Arts Festival, Lori Reynolds (for Harbor Fest’s A Stroke of Art). And he loves it. Of course, that’s clear to anyone who has seen his photography.
Crink has three favorite places to capture images: Sea Pier, Atlantic Edge and the Footbridge. All of the subjects in this show had their photographs taken at each location, except one, and received photos as a thank you for letting him photograph them (except one), and for their permission to use the photos in the show.
By now you’re probably wondering who these women are ... but you’ll just have to come to the show, the first of the new year at the library, to find out.
The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. The library is at 4 Oak St. in Boothbay Harbor.
In the meantime, check out Crink’s work at www.f-dphotography.com