The 2010 series of programs presented by Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library will begin Saturday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. with renowned architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink of Camden.

Vanden Brink began his career in photography in Nebraska more than 30 years ago. He moved to Maine in 1978, at which time he began to specialize in architectural photography. With a large format view camera and using only natural light, Vanden Brink has photographed dozens of award-winning
projects nationwide.

Vanden Brink’s primary focus is residential work, but his portfolio includes all types of buildings from institutions to schools, vernacular architecture and even abandoned buildings. In addition to photographs featured in a large variety of design and consumer publications, his work has appeared in many books including his own “At Home By The Sea,” “At Home In Maine” and the recent “Ruin; Photographs Of A Vanishing America.”

Of his book “Ruin,” Vanden Brink said “These buildings are not pretending to be anything, they just are. The thing I like about them is that they are simple and nonpretentious. They also have a beauty in them due to their survival.”

This is a free program at the library, open to the public. Vanden Brink’s books will be available for purchase with cash or personal check. For more information, contact the library at 832-4484 or visit waldoborolibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.