There’s another more personal reason Bodine’s work resonates with me: his preferred locale was essentially – although not exclusively – the Chesapeake Bay. I lived there, enjoyed there, photographed there, on the western shore of Maryland for about five years in the late 90s.
And boy did he nail it.
From the streets, docks and denizens of Baltimore to Midshipmen graduation ceremonies of the Naval Academy in Annapolis; from the skipjack oyster dredgers in full tilt on the storm swept bay to almost Constable-like scenes of rural Maryland; from charming studies of sweet Amish children to the sweat and toil of Baltimore dockworkers, Bodine saw, captured and enhanced.
All images ©A.AUBREY BODINE