Photos By: Edward James Manning
Edward Manning, an American of Irish/English descent, has been a creature of the lens since his first 35mm was given to him an early age. Born December 18, 1977 in an area encapsulated by the natural elements, Edward drew a kindred friendship with solitude and quiet. Artistic talent was handed from his mother, and his life became drawn by many painters and photographers. Following the likes of Andrew Wyeth, and later the photography of Ansel Adams, Edward found a sense of solace in their work that breathed American Idealism, character, imagination, and virtue.
Given a chance, Edward followed their path and landed in a small town on the banks of the Delaware River. Rooted deep in American history, he found Riegelsville, Pa to be the place to hang his hat. Through the Bucks County woods and fields, Edward discovered that the American Past was still standing, and was begging to be brought to life with a camera.
Edward currently is always working, whether on his 1836 schoolhouse, finding new secrets to capture on camera, or keeping his favorite feline, Eli, well fed. Both enjoy sharing their worlds, and bringing the past to the future.
"I don't really have studios. I wander around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me."
-Andrew Wyeth, American Painter and Icon
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