Daryl Burtnett makes photographs. Sometimes he enlarges them onto canvas and draws on them with various materials to craft mixed media works. Daryl had a five-year stint as a full-time photojournalist in the Boston area after college, and later worked as a mountaineering and rock climbing instructor in the Rocky Mountains and Southwest US. He is currently the executive director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, a wilderness focused land trust based in Montpelier.
Photography has remained his main creative outlet throughout the years, and upon moving to central Vermont in 2013, he made a shift to abstracted images as a creative focus. Subject matter is often the texture, line and shape created by erosion and decay.
Daryl also has begun making wet plate collodian (tintype) portraits, and is trying to contribute the “unflinching” school of portraiture, which he thinks he started.
In all of these works he strives to capture the marks that time and use leave on things… even on us. He believes that broken places are beautiful and strong.
See more of his work at www.darylburtnett.com.