It was the deep shadows, cast by tightly woven cowlicks of salt grass, which first prompted me to photograph in the Cape Cod salt meadows. Over three years, 1998 — 2000, I ranged along the Cape’s bayside from Sandy Neck in Barnstable to Corn Hill in North Truro, and found that I was pursuing the saga of the marriage of salt sea and grass — the sinuous rhythms of the matted grass bearing witness to its endless accommodation to the sea. As the first prints came up in the developing tray they seemed to contain ciphers of a lost language. Try as we will to make a fair representation of things in the world that move us, metaphors know the trick of entering the work through a small aperture in a fraction of a second.
Eric Lindbloom is a landscape photographer and a founding member of the Center for Photography in Woodstock. He’s had over thirty solo exhibitions of his photographs. Four books of his work have been published: Angels at the Arno, The River That Runs Two Ways (limited edition), Diana In Sight (limited edition), and Salt Grass. Lindbloom’s photographs are in a number of public collections, including The New York Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Alinari Museum in Florence, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.