David Brooks Stess: Harvest Photos

Photos from David Stess: Documentary Photojournalist (In a Hurry)

"People live so close to the land in that part of Maine. And everyone has to pitch in....It's the only place in the U.S. where people are doing this kind of thing. The women are the toughest. Hands down. They are rugged. People who live in suburbia have no idea how difficult and physical it is to live close to the land."

"John Boy, he was the best raker on the crew my first year. He was a hard worker. And I think that picture captures that intensity. He was all business."