We've been photographing the changing landscape and architecture of Schoharie County in upstate New York for more than twenty years using a 4X5 view camera.

The images have been published by WW Norton & Co. in a book entitled: TIME WEARING OUT MEMORY, SCHOHARIE COUNTY with an introduction by Jeffrey Lent, author of  In the Fall and Lost Nation.

"Without a trace of easy nostalgia, these sharp-edged photographs arrest the eye and reawaken the human fascination with architecture, landscape, history, and the forces of decay."
-Billy Collins, two termed U.S. Poet Laureate 

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Monday, December 17, 2007

The Book

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of publication of the book.
In addition to great reviews worldwide,  silver gelatin prints from of the images have been exhibited at the O.K. Harris Gallery in NYC and are in the Smithsonian & other collections.

The filmmaker Ken Burns has commented on these photos, saying:
"In these wonderful images can be found the soul of a nation, a legacy that is fast disappearing in the face of the developers' relentless march. In this vernacular inventory, so beautifully rendered, is also our future".

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation says:
"These haunting and eloquent photographs were taken in a present-day corner of upstate New York, but they are links with the America that used to be. The houses, barns and stores they depict are a diverse lot – some stand proudly square-cornered and handsome, others are literally falling apart – but they share something in common: They connect us with the unheralded artisans who created them and the nameless families who lived and labored in them. Steve Gross and Susan Daley have done us a great favor by reminding us of the fragility of that connection – and the importance of keeping it intact so that it can continue to enrich our communities and inform our lives."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Thursday, April 21, 1988