Stu Hall has lived in Vermont since 1966. His greatest influence for photography came from his father, Bob Hall, another avid photographer. With his dad’s help Stu learned the darkroom basics of film developing and printing in black & white.
Stu’s first camera was a Kodak Brownie camera (127 film) which he
used to learn black & white photography. From that time he moved on
to 35mm photography where he worked in black & white and color.
For the past 19 years Stu has been working with digital photography
and loves it.
After moving to West Bolton 20 years ago he was intrigued with the
snowflake photographs that were taken by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley many years ago in Jericho, Vermont. More information on “Snowflake” Bentley can be found at the official website www.snowflakebentley.com.
Several years later, after many unsuccessful attempts, Stu finally perfected a technique that allows him to photograph snowflakes on a board covered with black velvet.
Stu has had his work exhibited in various Art Galleries, the Champlain Valley Expo, several retail stores, and local Libraries. Stu has participated in Open Studio Weekend and many Art & Craft Shows in the northern part of the state. Some of his work has been chosen to be included in fund raising calendars in the Town of Richmond and for the Jericho Community Center. For many years he has been a sponsor of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a special camp for children with cancer, donating a snowflake print for their silent auction held at their Annual Lobster Bake dinners.