On Nahant, down a narrow, mile-long causeway reaching out into Massachusetts Bay north of Boston, one is ever mindful of tides, weather, water, light. Offshore to the northeast is Egg Rock: landmark, lightcatcher. Here, earth’s shadow rises in the twilight sky on a clear day. Nahant is a laboratory for studying the lights of day, in season and place.
After I moved here in 2000, I recognized it as the place of some of my favorite photographs by Paul Caponigro, who grew up a few miles away in Revere.