Here are pages from a photographer's summer notebook, the sights he wishes to remember, the feelings he wishes to record. These pages from my notebook encompass that same time, those same places, seen through a different eye, recorded
in a different language..." So begins writer Ruth Bains Hartmann in this record of a 1968 summer holiday in coastal Maine that she shared with her husband, the renowned Magnum photojournalist Erich Hartmann. Her words and his images
form an intimate distillation of a particular time and place. Long married, well traveled and often separated by work, the couple used their summer to claim a calm interval together, each recording
their parallel yet distinctly different experiences. Erich Hartmann's stunning photographs of the couple's summer house and the idyllic Maine countryside are complimented by Ruth Bains Hartmann's memories of their shared lives there."