During his travels for
, Schultz captured families picking blueberries and fisherman bringing their catch into harbors, children playing and teenagers working, not to mention classic cottages and seaside hotels that time has passed by.
Dog Island, one of hundreds of tiny islands that dot Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Nearing sunset at Reid State Park, Georgetown. “This is one of the most amazing beaches I’ve seen in Maine,” says Schultz. “I never expected it. It reminded me of the northwest coast.” Photo Credit : Richard Schultz The Kennebunk Plains, a Nature Conservancy site off Route 99, is one of the best blueberry picking spots in southern Maine. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Youth is served on the beach at Ocean Park in the town of Old Orchard Beach. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Dale Grant enjoying a day at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough. “I’ve learned how to judge interesting people,” Schultz says. “I try different angles until I get the moment I want to capture.” Photo Credit : Richard Schultz “Buzzy” Dow (with a halibut) is a former fishing boat captain. Now he gives his expertise to customers at Portland’s Harbor Fish Market. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Brian Boru, an Irish themed pub in Portland. “It was Sunday morning,” recalls Schultz. “Raining. I was walking around, and about to give up finding something. I’d been in Portland two days and was frustrated, thinking maybe I should head north. I started walking back to my car and I heard music. It was an Irish Sunday brunch. See you can’t always plan what you’ll find.” Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Sparsely populated (and car free) Peaks Island comes alive in summer with youth unafraid of Casco Bay’s chilling waters. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz On the water in Wiscasset, Kalei Sprague takes orders for lobster rolls and ice cream at Sprague Lobster and Clam Bake, her family’s stand. “This just looks like summer to me,” says Richard. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, overlooking Muscongus Bay on the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula, attracts 100,000 visitors each year. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz “This was a nice moment,” says Schultz. “There were two men at the counter. They go to Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro every day. Malcolm Ridley (right) has gone every day for 57 years. His friend, Edward Blier, has been going for 15.” Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Natalie Shields at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz At a compound in Harborside on Cape Rosier, which has been in one family for over a century, a family friend of the photographer throws a traditional lobster and clambake. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Detail of cooked lobsters. Cape Rosier, Maine. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Summer, Maine, clambake, s’mores-is there a better recipe for memories? Photo Credit : Richard Schultz On the Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooklin calls itself the “wooden boat building capital of the world.” Once the boats are built, sailors enjoy familiar waters in Blue Hill Bay and off Northeast Harbor. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Gardener trimming bushes at Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz Martin Gorham, a dragger fisherman, is just off his boat at Portland Fish Pier. “I love this picture,” says Schultz. “I love his looks, his attitude. He’s a total hardscrabble fisherman. It’s 11 a.m. and he’s just finished unloading his boat and they are going drinking.” Photo Credit : Richard Schutlz A classic Maine harbor scene. Photo Credit : Richard Schultz “I was driving to Pemaquid Lighthouse in Bristol,” says Schultz. “I know the best shot can happen along the way while I’m driving so I’ve gotten good just looking around while driving. I saw a car parked and this woman (Florence Elliott) who is blind was sitting in the backseat of the car. She moved there when she was 19, raised her family there and she’s still there. Never left. It’s classic Americana.” Photo Credit : Richard Schultz
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