Monday, September 29, 2008

Goodbye to a Year in Asheville

“A Year in Asheville”

Vernacular Photography Blog Project Reaches Completion

Marty Weil, a freelance writer based in Asheville, announces the completion of “A Year in Asheville” photo blog project (, a vernacular “time-capsule” that contains more than 300 images of everyday scenes shot in and around Asheville, North Carolina, between September 29, 2007 and September 29, 2008.

“A Year in Asheville” contains images that capture some of the most important events and activities that took place in Asheville during Weil’s first year in residence, including festivals, protests, and civic events. The images featured on “A Year in Asheville” highlight the special people and moments that typify life in Asheville.

“My first visit to Asheville was in 1990,” says Weil. “In 2007, my dream to live in Asheville came true. To chronicle it, I created ‘A Year in Asheville.’ The site was created to capture the special moments and scenes that are the essence of life in Asheville. This project is a modern, digital interpretation of the type of vernacular photography that was common at the beginning of the last century.”

While he will no longer add images to the site after September 29, 2008, Weil plans to keep “A Year in Asheville” active on the Web to serve as a permanent, online time-capsule of life in Asheville from 2007 to 2008.

Thanks for the photos, Marty!


zen said...

I've loved A Year in Asheville and hope Marty will look for other projects that also enhance our experience - right man?

martyweil said...

Thanks for the mention, Uptown Ruler. It's greatly appreciated.

And to Zen's question: Yes, I'm considering a number of other potential Asheville-centric blog ideas. I'm going to take a little breather, though.

Thanks again to everyone who took time to view the images on A Year in Asheville. It was a remarkable and fun jouney. I learned a lot about what makes this amazing city tick.

Edgy Mama said...

Great work, Marty! Thank you.