Rugged beauty along Maine’s coast

Posted Aug. 30, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.

Charlie Widdis is a freelance photographer in southern Maine who focuses mainly on the dramatic landscape that the rugged coast offers. Widdis lived in Nebraska until he was 5, where he developed a taste for harsh weather and the dynamic conditions it produces. After buying a camera for a family vacation seven years ago, he became passionate about photography and started documenting everything he saw.

As his style developed, he became attracted to the ocean and the beauty of the Maine coast. Instead of taking simple postcard snapshots, he strives to produce images that capture the constant movement of the sea and clouds, often pushing his exposures to as long as eight minutes. Most of the final pictures that Widdis produces are combinations of the scene at hand and his personal vision applied in post-processing. Currently, Widdis is in the process of producing large editions of his work for galleries and private owners. He hopes that his work will inspire people to develop a personal relationship with nature and encourage the same in future generations. You can view more work by Widdis at