It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. For some writers, that might mean it would take a thousand words to paint a picture in someone’s mind. Ernest Hemingway, on the other hand, with his incredible economy of language, was able to paint a vivid mental picture with very few words. In addition, he understood the value of simple, clear pictures to convey vivid meanings. Indeed, as a war correspondent, he often travelled in the company of a photojournalist to help illustrate some of the most poignant and vibrant details of his battlefront reporting. Hemingway understood that sometimes the beauty of a story, of a picture, is in its small, simple details. In that same vein, this section of our website is meant to entice you to take your time in photographing the Hemingway Home. We invite you to look deeply into the aging beauty of this grand home and see her vintage attractiveness. Look beyond the impressive overall panoramas—what was elegant, lovely, and expensive when purchased decades ago, and certainly remains so today—and instead search for those small, sometimes hidden, facets of the home that have intrinsic and lasting beauty, at those architectural and decorative treasures that have not only aged well but have also developed a beautiful patina of timelessness. Allow this section to give you some great ideas, some inspirations, that you can photograph and enjoy later at your leisure.
photos by Christy Transier