Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
This Saturday September 11, 2010 the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council will be hosting the 23rd Annual Skylands Juried Art Exhibition and Sale.
Included in the show is Naiad of the Lakes, a piece from a series depicting a fountain in Rome which contains figures representing Four water nymphs: the Naiad of the Oceans, the Naiad of the Rivers, the Naiad of the Lakes and the Naiad of the Underground waters.
Quite shocking when the fountain was constructed, these four completely naked young female figures, whose bodies soaked by the water that gushed from a large nozzle at the back, glittered in the sun producing exotic images.
The exhibition takes place during the Tour of Art on Main Street in Newton New Jersey.
Tour of Art is a weeklong art exhibition and sale that takes place twice annually. The event is produced by Main Street in cooperation with Newton's Spring Street Merchants. Regional artists are selected and matched with local businesses that host the artwork.
Opening Artists' Reception: Saturday, September 11, 4-7 pm. 133 Spring Street Newton
Admission: $15 - Members, $25- At the door.
Catered by Perona Farms.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I’m not sure if it’s the unofficial last weekend of summer, or my desperate attempt to hold onto the memories of beaches and sea breezes, or reminiscing the magically places I visited this year – but whatever the reason,
I'm hooked on beach images.
So to continue the theme from my last blog entry, I now present a tropical beach up-close and personal. Summer – which was my last post – reflected on the end of the summer season with a ‘bird’s eye view’ of one of mankind’s favorite past times…… honoring the seashore.
With every visit the air is different, the shades of color evolve and the mind quiets.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
With the end of our summer coming to a close, this is a great time to reflect on what our summer has brought into our lives.
We often use this time to gather with friends, enjoy great meals outdoors, take vacations with the family, enjoy nature with walks and hikes, or experiencing the ultimate summertime pleasure - finding a beach to just sit and be.
This is it, your week to relax and recharge, but most importantly enjoy!
"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.”
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Everyone appears more at ease, there is a lot of catching up in between shots, and it's just a fun time for me!
Sometimes it's not the process of taking photographs that's important during a session like this, but the experience you come away with!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Early last year, I did a fun photo session with a small group for a martial arts studio.
I'd like to present a series from that session that includes a gorgeous family sharing this common interest.
From an adorable young girl, eager to learn and absorb the lessons presented through this art, to a very talented (as well as photogenic mother) also passionate about this discipline, and a wonderfully involved father who completes the trio.
I recently received a call from the family interested in reviewing these images once again, determined to select prints so this time in their lives can be recorded, enjoyed and treasured throughout the years.
Here are my picks from that day.
I love the relationships and connections that come together in many of these pairings together.
Enjoy the series, I hope this will help in your selection process!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Location, Location, Location...
Each corner presents another wonderful back drop.
With peeling paint, weathered wood, open fields, hay bales and of course a beautiful model and handsome equine to top off the mix!
With each location, it's also fun to include some variety to the portraits by having a wardrobe change.
Each style creates the scenes - whether it's a relaxed comfortable pose and setting, or a more put together look and traditional feel.
I also treasure the moments that just happen to come together, not so posed, but evoke a special bond or emotion.
But when they happen it's just magic!