From the Washington’s Headquarters Collection

The Ford Mansion at Sunrise Another iconic president with strong ties to a home is George Washington. The Ford Mansion in New Jersey was his military headquarters during the winter encampment of 1779-80. It is now the site of Morristown National Historical Park. I was very motivated to create this photograph. As a night-person, itContinue reading “From the Washington’s Headquarters Collection”

From the Sagamore Hill Collection

On January 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt passed away. The day before, he uttered these wistful words to his spouse, Edith: “I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill.” His home and summer White House – Sagamore Hill – features a large portrait of the 26th president from back when he wasContinue reading “From the Sagamore Hill Collection”

From the Weir Farm Pre-Restoration Collection

These solid wood shutters and bold, but decorative, hinges, really caught my attention. My father was a chair maker and, as a result, I appreciate the beauty of the grain, texture, and finish of wood. But, here, it’s more than just that. It’s also the rustic elegance and character of the handmade hinges and bolts.Continue reading “From the Weir Farm Pre-Restoration Collection”

Street Photography: Radio City

I recently started a Facebook Group as a way to extend the experience of my workshops for the benefit of my attendees and others in my circle who love photography. Periodically, I post a video to the group where I issue a photo challenge. It’s an exercise designed to stimulate critical seeing in a wayContinue reading “Street Photography: Radio City”

Street Photography: 32nd Street

It’s not often I see a bus with “Evil” prominently displayed on its front. So how can I make it look a little more diabolical, twisted, and menacing? For starters, getting the front of the bus straight on gives the impression that it is going directly after me in an effort to run me down.Continue reading “Street Photography: 32nd Street”

Street Photography: Broadway

I was drawn to photograph this on many levels. For one…what the heck went on here?! Did someone steal the rest of the bike and leave the chained wheel behind? Or did the owner take the bike and, for reasons unknown, left behind the prized wheel under lock and chain? Or perhaps it’s the workContinue reading “Street Photography: Broadway”

Street Photography: Pinstripes

Here we have one of the youngest Yankees fan as he crosses 34th Street clutching his bottle. If you zoom in and look close enough, you’ll see that an older Yankees fan is pushing the stroller. In my workshops, I talk about negative space. Having done a class just last week, the concept is freshContinue reading “Street Photography: Pinstripes”

Street Photography: Smartphones

Street photography today – if candid images of people are the subject – is both easier and more difficult. The ubiquity of smartphones means that seemingly everyone has their eyes transfixed on their little screens. Even tourists are experiencing their visits via their LCDs. They are shooting video and posting their visual and textual snippetsContinue reading “Street Photography: Smartphones”