Street Photography: The Drama of Light

There are many elements that come together to create a composition. One of those elements is light and, sometimes, it is enough on its own to take center stage. I was walking down 51st Street toward 7th Avenue in New York City when this shaft of late afternoon light transformed an unremarkable side street intoContinue reading “Street Photography: The Drama of Light”

Street Photography: The High Line

© 2019 Xiomaro.com I love encountering what I like to call “free Photoshop” opportunities. By shifting my position, I found a variety of interesting distortions of the building behind me. It was as if I was changing software settings in a live public space. Further, the colors, geometric shapes, and the lettering reminded me ofContinue reading “Street Photography: The High Line”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I began these workshops at Weir Farm last year and they very well received.  Beginner’s luck?  This time around, I did not do any media promotions.  So I was pleased that the workshop filled faster than ever.  Again, there were attendees that traveled a long way. One of the things that I found particularlyContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

Oingo Boingo

Back in the 1980s, one of my favorite bands was Oingo Boingo, a quirky alt-rock outfit from Los Angeles. I first saw them on the short-lived comedy show Fridays. Other new talents on that program included Larry David and Michael Richards, better known for Seinfeld. Thanks to Arthur Field, who I befriended after my bandContinue reading “Oingo Boingo”

Street Photography: Times Square

© 2019 Xiomaro.com Talk about fake news. How about a fake Trump? I get an interesting variety of reactions from a photograph like this. Many will like or not like the photograph along predictable partisan lines. A few are able to temporarily suspend their ideology and see the humor, the composition, the interplay of color,Continue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the March 16, 2019 Workshop at the Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact It was a thrill for me to conduct the workshop at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut, and in the very room where the original library was housed.  In addition to Mark Twain, the community is also where famed photographers Edward Steichen and Paul Caponigro lived as well as other artists of renown. Continue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the March 16, 2019 Workshop at the Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT”

Free Photography Workshop at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact REDDING – A free four-hour smartphone photography workshop and photo walk is being offered at the Mark Twain Library in Redding on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Art of Phoneography will be presented by Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Xiomaro, aContinue reading “Free Photography Workshop at Mark Twain Library”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the October 7, 2018 Workshop

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The last workshop of the season could not have been on a finer autumn day.  The cool morning mist and overcast sky imparted an extra burst of color to the leaves and lichen. As with the prior classes, The Art of Phoneography — a free workshop I designed and Weir Farm’s first one ever onContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the October 7, 2018 Workshop”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the September 23, 2018 Workshop

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The Art of Phoneography — a free workshop I designed and Weir Farm’s first one ever on photography — keeps getting better thanks to the positive feedback I receive from attendees.  An additional workshop is available for October 7 to meet the demand.  Interested participants should register with the park as soon as possible at (203) 834-1896 extension 28Continue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the September 23, 2018 Workshop”

Morristown and Morris Township Library Acquires Photographic Prints of George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact A portfolio of fine art photographic prints of George Washington’s Headquarters has been acquired by Morristown and Morris Township Library for their North Jersey History and Genealogy Center.  The photographs were selected from a collection that is on exhibit now until December 28, 2018 at the Morristown National Historical Park museum.  The National ParkContinue reading “Morristown and Morris Township Library Acquires Photographic Prints of George Washington’s Headquarters”