“A Place to Stand”

When he discerned the principle of the lever, Archimedes was reputed to have said, “Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth!”

“A Place to Stand” is a book of Jamie’s photographs and seasonal essays showcasing the beautiful campus of the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. For 21 years, Jamie served as the school’s Director of College Counseling; for 17 of those years, he lived in the historic farmhouse on the Landon campus.

“A Place to Stand” is available for purchase for $50. To order a personally signed copy, email Jamie at musingjamie@gmail.com.

Photo Gallery

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High Meadow Friends, Mill Run, Pennsylvania
This Glittering World, Navajo Nation
This Glittering World, Navajo Nation
Bathsheba, Barbados
Bathsheba, Barbados
San Juan island
San Juan Island, State of Washington
Fox and Hound, Chestertown, MD
Fox and Hound, Chestertown, MD
North Shores, Rehoboth, DE
North Shores, Rehoboth, DE
#18, Bretton Woods
#18, Bretton Woods
Tied Up
Tied Up
Poto's wedding, Maryland Eastern Shore
Poto’s wedding, Maryland Eastern Shore
Millennium Bridge, London, England
Millennium Bridge, London, England
The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
A Choir of Angels, Vero Beach, Florida
A Choir of Angels, Vero Beach, Florida
Canal, Venice, Italy
Canal, Venice, Italy
Radcliffe Creek, Chestertown, MD
Radcliffe Creek, Chestertown, MD
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Duarte Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Chesapeake sunset
Chesapeake sunset
Ainstruther Harbor, Scotland
Ainstruther Harbor, Scotland
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Along the beach, Ocean Ridge, Florida
Along the beach, Ocean Ridge, Florida
The Farmhouse, Landon School
The Farmhouse, Landon School
Quaker Neck Landing, Chestertown, MD
Quaker Neck Landing, Chestertown, MD
Heron, Lake Dotty, Canada
Heron, Lake Dotty, Canada

Contact Jamie

Jamie Kirkpatrick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from The Choate School and Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he served for six years in the Peace Corps before obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School in Massachusetts. He was Director of International Programs at Special Olympics from 1984-1989 and served as Director of College Counseling at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland from 1993-2015. In 2008, he was awarded a Fellowship to study at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Jamie is currently a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, and Philadelphia Inquirer. His first book of photography, “A Place to Stand,” was published by The Chester River Press in 2015. He currently writes and illustrates a weekly column called “Musings” for The Chestertown Spy, the online newspaper of Kent County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. (One of these Musings appears as the Forward to the recently published Chestertown Coloring Book which benefits the town’s Arts and Entertainment District.) An anthology collection called “Musing Right Along” was published by the Chester River Press in May 2017. You can email Jamie at musingjamie@gmail.com.

Jamie and his wife Kat Conley make their homes on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay in Bethesda and Chestertown.