Gone are the days when the Saugatuck River pulsed with commerce. These days, it’s hard even to find fishermen along the banks.
But — as rowers know — the Saugatuck helps define Westport. “A River Runs Through Us” — Tom Kretsch’s new photo exhibit at the Westport Library — reminds us that as much as we think of ourselves as a beach community, we are also a river town.
Tom, a retired teacher, is also a self-taught photographer. Like any good artist, he wanders into nooks and crannies of life the rest of us never notice. Like the Saugatuck River, those visions are there all along — but it takes Tom’s eye to bring them into our head.
Tom’s photos cover all 4 seasons, every time of day, and an infinite variety of light and image. After seeing them, you’ll never see the Saugatuck the same way again.
(Tom Kretsch’s website is www.peacefulplacesphoto.com)