Nylander to feature work of St. Francis photographer

CARIBOU, Maine — The Nylander Museum will soon be displaying the work of Connor Pelletier, a St. Francis photographer who specializes in nature photos.

Pelletier reached out to the museum last spring after they posted on Facebook that they were interested in displaying the work of local photographers specializing in outdoor and nature photos.

“When I saw the advertisement from the museum, I knew that I had to jump on the opportunity to showcase my work,” he said.

At the time, Pelletier was just starting his photography career. He had been selling prints and putting photos on greeting cards.

“Come this spring, I got a message back from them and immediately got to work choosing the photos,”

Pelletier asked his followers on Facebook to help him choose the seven photos to be displayed. He submitted the most popular selections.

Pelletier said he has always had an interest in photography, and used to take photos for friends in addition to nature photos.

“I didn’t really get started booking appointments until my best friend asked me to do her senior portraits,” he said, “and that’s really when everything kicked.”

Pelletier uses a Fujifilm Finepix digital camera, and utilizes lightboxes when taking portraits. In addition, he said he uses editing software to apply color correction and to help subjects in the photos pop.

Living in St. Francis, he said he has no trouble finding great spots for nature photography.

“My backyard is all woods and fields,” he said, “so it is super easy to just take a simple walk and easily take 100 photos. It’s good therapy. Normally, I will just walk around until I find something that really sparks my interest, and then from there it just turns into an amazing photo.”

Gail Hagelstein of the Nylander Museum Board said she is looking forward to sharing Pelletier’s work. 

“The Nylander Museum is thrilled to be able to share the talents and photography of Connor Pelletier,” she said, “along with his close-up view of the natural world. We hope visitors enjoy his work also.”

“I truly hope everyone enjoys the portraits just as much as I did taking them,” said Pelletier. “I am blessed to have this opportunity and can’t wait to see them in the museum.”

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