My name is Art Murphy and I am a fine art photographer living in upstate New York. After a career of image making in NYC I happily transitioned from the city to a quiet country road tucked away in the woods between the Hudson River and the eastern edge of the Catskills. At that time my interest in photographing industrial archaeology gave way to a new project that has captured my energies. I live atop a vast treasure trove of 380 million year old fossils – primarily Devonian Period marine invertebrates. After tripping over them enough times I took a closer look and became entranced with their beauty and excited by the photographic possibilities inherent. Five years into the project and I continue to see open ended opportunities to explore visually, learn more about early life on this planet, and spend lots of time hiking the woods with hammer, chisel, and camera.