Favorite Photos of 2015
From the golden sweet nectar made by bees to the energy of a Friday night food truck stop to then being surrounded by tasty samples of just a few of Vermont’s finest edibles, our photographers captured some memorable images in 2015. We’ve traveled the mountains and valleys that make up our beautiful Green Mountain State throughout the year to be warmly welcomed by the entrepreneurs, chefs, writers and other inspiring talented people who call Vermont home.
With a new year upon us, we’ve assembled a gallery of 10 of our favorite photos from 2015. Enjoy them here, and thank you, as always, for joining us on the ride and for your continued support. We can’t wait to share lots more with you in 2016.
Photo editor Brent Harrewyn was inspired by the honey mead produced at Artesano Meadery. “I love the stark beauty of the crystal clear glass and rich contrast of black and gold.” Our first studio-produced cover shot!
Brent Harrewyn invited his friends to bring their son to the Arts Riot Truck Stop in Burlington. “Let’s give him an ice cream from Queen City Pops and see what happens!”
Brent Harrewyn showed up at Spencer Lewis’s home just in time for breakfast. “I asked him to play a couple songs as his pancakes cooked on the stove, which produced a subtle smoky ambience as the sun streamed in.”
When street and food photography combine, Brent Harrewyn is one happy cameraman. “A food truck event exudes joy and energy. This photo speaks more than 1,000 words about the importance of local food, friends and family.”
Brent Harrewyn loves this shot he took of Don and Allison Hooper cooking together at home. Allison had just introduced her crème fraîche to the pasta and Don was trying his best not to dip a fork in.
Jenn Bakos was photographing Kali and Ben Lennon, owners of Plough & Stone. “Kali had prepared sautéed carrots with garlic and maple syrup, and their daughter, Olivia, climbed up to investigate. A perfect moment captured with soft light coming from the side door.”
This comes from Brent Harrewyn’s fly fishing photo essay. “As the fishermen approached the river, I put the camera on a quick timer and flew it up over my head on the monopod. It’s about the journey, not the destination, right?”
Hill Farmstead was named “Best Brewery in the World” in 2013 and Sean Hill is known as a perfectionist. Photo editor Brent Harrewyn was determined to produce a worthy portrait. “‘Sean, let’s bag the “pose” in front of your tanks with beer in hand.’ He replied, ‘Yeah, I hate that shit.’ He started telling a story about an annoying Fox News film crew and I snagged a few candid shots of a not-so-serious Sean Hill.”
After four grueling months building his commercial fishing boat in Eastern Oregon, Captain Anthony Naples finally had her underway in Southeast Alaska. “I took a gamble that morning and left familiar fishing grounds to try a lesser-known point further north. That decision led to the largest catch of the season which plugged our fish-holds. Upon hearing the cheers after the last haul, I scrambled out the wheelhouse to sneak this shot with my iPhone.”