Sunday, April 25, 2010
The universe works in mysterious ways. This past week I had an unplanned, unexpected “holiday” in the United Kingdom. Even though my schedule for the month was meticulously laid out, “the universe” had other arrangements for me.
So in an on-going series of images from my unforeseen British Holiday, I will present the beautiful treasures that lie within Manchester England or a short train ride away.
St. Mary’s Abbey and botanical gardens, was once the wealthiest Benedictine monastery in Northern England. Today what remains is a beautiful backdrop to a very popular Public Park.
What I love so much about wandering through an unknown city, is the unexpected treasures you stumble upon – like Holy Trinity Church. Hidden between two buildings.
York is mainly known as one of the few walled cities still in existence today. They encircle the city with 3 miles of walkways to enjoy. Originally built by the Romans to protect the city, what stands today was mostly built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
So – just go with it!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Theatrical Photography captures a dramatic scene. They usually look like frozen moments from a movie or familiar character we've read about in a novel.
This may be because the scene that is set evokes an emotion or feeling from a classical storyline, or clichéd subject.
Creativity, staging and a willing model make a theatrical shoot possible and produces some very memorable photographic moments.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Witnessing the budding daffodils, and the vibrant display of the forsythia bush.
It's a welcome change from the brown unadorned trees, grey skies and dull grasses to the glowing sun and golden buds.
Allowing the pinks and purples - white blooms and deep ruby petals to also shine in the limelight.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Anything Goes is the latest art exhibit soon to open at the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council.
Exhibiting April 3rd through May 8th, the council will also host an opening reception for its members group exhibit on Saturday April 10th from 4 - 6 pm. Singer songwriter Carl Ferriere will be performing his original music. The event is open to the public.
Since the theme of this exhibit was open to the artists' choice of work, I have included two pieces from my Asbury Park series. What I love about these images are their size and graphics. Enlarged to 24x36 inches, the images are both bold and kitschy.
The mission of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County. So stop by and support your local arts!
133 Spring St. Newton, NJ
(The weathered billboard of "Tillie" from the famous Asbury Park Wonder Bar, against the deep blue summer sky)