Something I noticed early in my travels was that not all towns had a public square. For one to exist, the place couldn’t be too big or too small.
A county seat usually had one. Small cities did not.
As a wandering newspaper photographer, looking for something for that day’s edition, the square was fertile ground.
I still go back to these versions of the village green from time to time.
This session in Greenville, Illinois was the perfect spot for a small town portrait.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.