It’s a typical Wednesday morning: I rush into the office, throw my laptop bag down on my desk and give a once-over to whatever has landed there during the previous two days. A newspaper clipping from my boss, a seed catalog, a cardboard box. This last I cut open to find a pair of foot-long cardboard cylinders. I pop off their plastic caps and slide out the contents: two 12-ounce bottles of beer, cool to the touch.
For more than 30 years, Toby Talbot says, he’s had “a front-row seat to history.”
As the Associated Press’ sole staff photographer in Vermont, the 63-year-old Calais resident has captured floods and fires, soldiers and politicians — and plenty of cows grazing in the fields.
“I’ve just seen incredible joy and incredible sadness and made what I think are great pictures out of them,” he says.