BOOK REVIEW: “The Geometry of Light” — Photographs by Andrew Kline

This photo by Andrew Kline is on display at the Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier.

This photo by Andrew Kline is on display at the Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier.

by Daniel A. Neary Jr.

Get ready to enter the visual world of Andrew Kline of East Montpelier — grand master of black and white film photography. This book of some 100 photographs adds ammunition to those people who have favorites in the dying world of creating images that can be called art.

This book, “The Geometry of Light,” exudes confidence in capturing moods and close-up portraits. It also serves as a vehicle for self-expression. Kline is without peer in selecting powerful images. His cover is a shot of leaves with its many wrinkles. It makes them look like the skin on the back of an old man’s hands.

Some 100 photographs grace the book with shots ranging from the coast of Maine to numerous photos of his neighbors. Kline was one of the lucky ones because he knew from the age of 12 that he wanted to be a photographer.

Kline has spent most of his adult life in Vermont, as he puts it: “I have been fortunate to have made a life that let me work at doing what I love most.”

Kline’s photos are currently on exhibit at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. On Friday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. the gallery will host a book release of “Geometry of Light” and book signing, presentation, discussion and reception with Kline.

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