On July 30th, the Bulfinch Fund had arranged for the wonderful, reknown photographer Steve Rosenthal to come out and photograph the First Church in Lancaster, MA. Steve does large format photography and a few years ago completed a book on New England Historic Churches called White on White. Martha, the Bulfinch Fund’s Executive Director, was lucky enough to catch his exhibit at Suffolk University this past Spring and it was just stunning! Steve knew of the Bulfinch Church but had never seen it in person. I think the fact that he jumped out of his car, leaving the car in the middle of the road in front of the Town Hall so he could set up his equipment and start shooting, was a good indication that Bulfinch’s masterpiece still moves us all. Steve has recorded a wonderful video of the churches that he has filmed and talks about the importance of these buildings to early America and its people. The Bulfinch Fund hopes to have Steve return for a lecture sometime this fall or early in 2013. It is really quite an honor to have someone of his calibur here at First Church in Lancaster. It was a perfect New Enland summer day in all aspects!
Learn more about Steve and his work at http://www.steverosenthalphoto.com/