Street Photography: More Shapes and Shadows

This photograph was taken at the same location and time as those I described in a previous post. Before, I was on 51st Street looking toward the Avenue of the Americas. Now I’m looking down along 51st. Just turning around results in a completely different image and, yet, its composition still maintains the same theme.Continue reading “Street Photography: More Shapes and Shadows”

Street Photography: Shapes and Shadows

© 2019 Xiomaro.com These shapes are certainly not soft and languorous as in yesterday’s photograph in the Japanese stroll garden. But, to me, their angularity, hard edges, and high contrast convey what I feel when I am walking in New York City. That pure white triangular shape juts forward like a weapon with an impliedContinue reading “Street Photography: Shapes and Shadows”

Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), a select number of the photographs showcasing the park are on view now until July 31, 2019 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The photographs were created by the book’s author, Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm and an alumnusContinue reading “Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library”

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”

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”

The Art of Phoneography: Photos from the June 16, 2018 Inaugural Workshop

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact As announced here, The Art of Phoneography is a free workshop I designed and Weir Farm’s first one ever on photography.  I did not realize I would touch a nerve in the public with my idea about teaching how to see like an artist in order to take better smartphone photographs.  This first workshopContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography: Photos from the June 16, 2018 Inaugural Workshop”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro”

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park celebrates Independence Day with the debut solo exhibition The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro.  The 12 images tell the dramatic story of a young widow’s unsung role in the American Revolutionary War by giving up her family’s New Jersey home to George Washington for use asContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro””

National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The museum at New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park invites the public to a free reception with refreshments and an illustrated artist talk on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The event celebrates the debut solo exhibition George Washington’s Headquarters:  Photographs by Xiomáro.  The 22 large images of the FordContinue reading “National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters”

National Park Celebrates Presidents Day with Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The museum at New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park kicks off Presidents Day with the debut solo exhibition George Washington’s Headquarters:  Photographs by Xiomáro, curated by Jude M. Pfister, D.Litt, the park’s Chief of Cultural Resources.  Admission is free and the 22 large images of the Ford Mansion, which served as Washington’s headquarters, willContinue reading “National Park Celebrates Presidents Day with Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters”