|PHOTOGRAPHER DARYL HAWK loves traveling the world alone for one-of-a-kind-shots and then coming home to enjoy family life in Wilton.
||AS BEFITS A PHOTOGRAPHER, Hawk is a study in contrasts. Relaxing in his 1930 farmhouse-style home in a woodsy section of south Wilton, he looks every bit the Fairfield County soccer dad. His winter-print sweater, turtleneck, jeans, socks, even his soft suede shoes coordinate perfectly. The home studio is filled with antiques and mementoes of four-and-a-half decades of hardy New England living. With his wife, Heidi, and their two school-age boys out for the day, it's Chloe, the family golden retriever, who bounds to the front door to greet him.
|| Yet there are hints that speak of Hawk's other life: foreign license plates pegged along the entire length of a ceiling beam; framed prints of larger-than-life nature scenes from Patagonia, Zion National Park and Machu Picchu; exotic flags displayed on a wall; a globe in the centerof the room. Welcome to the two sides of Daryl Hawk, child of southern Connecticut, and adventurer and photographer of the world's most remote locales.
Even as a photographer, Daryl has fiercly distinct personas. On any given day, he's as likely to be found shooting a portait of a corporate