The McLane Center presents the photography of Howard S. Muscott, visible during open hours (Tues-Fri 11am-5pm), July 1 through August 31, 2022.
Special Exhibition Opening Thursday July 7th, 2022. 4-6 PM
According to Howard, “Owls have always fascinated me and I’ve spent hours trying to find, photograph and experience their presence. Fortunately, New England in general, and New Hampshire in particular, have excellent habitat for these magnificent creatures in every season. Whether indigenous to New England like the Barred and Screech Owl, or Winter visitors from the North like the Snowy, Short-eared, or Great Grey, Owls are beautiful to photograph in New England environments. In All Things Owl, I try to immerse the viewer in images of these mighty birds of prey within local natural habitats on dunes, in forests, and in the sky. My hope is that the images encourage a personal connection to one of nature’s most beautiful and intelligent raptors, inspiring one to want to treasure and protect them as much as I do.”
Howard Muscott has photographed nature, landscapes and wildlife for more than 45 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard’s love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the wildlife residing within their various landscapes. “The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly and profoundly to the heart while moving the mind to self-reflection and advocacy.”
Self-taught, Howard has had more than 40 individual and 60 group shows highlighting among other things Nature, Autumn, Southwestern Peoples and Light, the Mountains of Alaska, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, Owls, Costa Rica, and Kenya. Howard’s work has been published on the cover of national journals in education, in newspapers and books, and used on educational and other websites.