Finding Woodstock is a personal reflection on a decade that changed many of our lives—the Sixties. A companion to the novel Born Under a Bad Sign, the collection of short essays provides the backstory to a generation that is still trying, in the words of Joni Mitchell, to get back to the garden.
I took the photos that accompany the essays at home, along the Delaware River and at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. I hope you enjoy them.
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Sign near location of the stage during the 1969 Woodstock festival
Main road to the festival grounds at Woodstock in Bethel, New York
The Delaware River today as it flows through the Delaware Water Gap
House abandoned for the Tocks Island Dam project
Farm near the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival
American flag flies outside the Milford Diner in Milford, Pa.
Poster for the 1968 concert featuring the Ohio Express
Portrait of the author as a nature photographer
The author’s first guitar, bought by parents from Sears
The author’s vintage Gibson SG, circa 1967
Outside an oldies concert at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Monument to the 1969 festival near the stage