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Photographer Finds Inspiration Close to Home

by Beth Hoffer

(All photographs copyright Beth I. Hoffer)

My first photo of Holliston was a 35mm shot of Lake Winthrop from Stoddard Park during peak foliage season.  I soon went digital and many more Holliston pictures followed.  My note cards are now sold at Fiskes and feature shots of the Arch Street Bridge, the Woodland Street Bridge, the Water Street water tunnel, Out Post and Arcadian Farms, St Mary’s Church and the Congregational Church, to name a few.  Holliston truly is a very photogenic town.

I took a few photos of porches and then began focusing on doors.  My most recent project was the creation of two color posters: The Doors of Holliston and the Doors of New England. 

The posters are available at Fiskes and through the Newcomer’s Club which is selling the posters for fundraising.

More of my photographs can be viewed at my web site,

Name the Doors Contest:
Can you name those doors?  The first person to correctly identify the locations of the doors in the Doors of Holliston Poster will win a matted print of Lake Winthrop at Sunset.  We need the street, and if the door is on Washington Street, something nearby that helps to place it.  And if I have already identified them for you, please give someone else a chance to win the contest.  Email your entries by clicking on “Comment on this article” at the bottom of this page.  The answers will be available at the library reception on November 5th.

Please join me for the Opening Reception of my exhibit, “Close to Home,” in the Gilman Room of the Holliston Public Library on Thursday, November 5th from 6pm – 8pm.  Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be served.  I enjoy meeting and talking with people about my work and hope many will attend.  The exhibit will feature photos of Massachusetts and Maine including Holliston shots.