Les Bartlett is a photographer whose subject is almost singularly the Cape Ann quarries, the quarries of Barre, Vermont, and the men who still work in stone there. He has exhibited at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, WGBH in Boston, and the New England School of Art and Design, among many others. In October 2007 the Cape Ann Museum held a one person show of his works.
For years I knew Les only as one of the friendly people who waved to me every morning on my run through Folly Cove to Lanesville. I didn’t know that he’d probably already been to Flat Ledge or the Keystone Bridge to catch the early light on a seeping granite wall.