The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the August 3, 2019 Workshop at George Washington’s Headquarters

    It was exciting to bring my phonegraphy workshop from Connecticut to New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park — the site of the Ford Mansion, which served as George Washington’s headquarters from 1779-1780.  This was the first time the workshop was offered at the park and the 20 attendee maximum was filled quickly with […]

Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Morristown National Historical Park is offering a free smartphone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration is required by calling Jude Pfister at (973) 539-2016 x204.  The workshop – taught by Xiomaro, a nationally-exhibited photographer and published author – includes an exclusive photo-tour of theContinue reading “Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I was surprised anyone showed up. The forecast called for thunderstorms that morning. It was overcast and the humidity seemed thick enough to cut with a knife. But we had a full house nonetheless. The attendees at this workshop were a dedicated group. In fact, several had attended before and were back as aContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

Street Photography: Colour My World

I’m not a purist. I’m fine with black and white and with color. To me, they’re all just options and which one I choose will depend on what best serves what I’m feeling about the scene being photographed. I’m a life-long New Yorker and grew up at a time when the city was a placeContinue reading “Street Photography: Colour My World”

Street Photography: Even More Shapes and Shadows

…but this time, unlike the photographs in my previous posts, these have a whole different feel. Rather than being stark and angular, these are soft and curvy. It’s a completely different quality of light. It’s all reflected from the glass of the surrounding buildings. The visual effect on the sidewalk is apparent but, when theContinue reading “Street Photography: Even More Shapes and Shadows”

Street Photography: Inspirations

There was something about the photograph in yesterday’s post (see below) that stirred up recollections of other images. Luke Delalio, a long time friend who is talented in photography and many other artistic disciplines, mused that the photograph reminded him of an image by Alfred Stieglitz. He was close. The photograph he was thinking aboutContinue reading “Street Photography: Inspirations”

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”

Portrait of a Father

His son Joaquin, was murdered last year. On Valentine’s Day. Only 17 years old. So, too, was another student. And another. And another. And another… 17 students and staff members in total, all at one time. It took 9 minutes for Joaquin Oliver and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to became part of a darkContinue reading “Portrait of a Father”

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”

One Shot Challenge: Photographing Shapes

© 2019 Xiomaro.com For these one-shot images, I was drawn more to the shapes within a scene than the subject itself though, of course, they are inextricably intertwined. Under some circumstances, as I will show in a future post, light is the added ingredient that can showcase forms to the point of abstraction especially whenContinue reading “One Shot Challenge: Photographing Shapes”