Quabbin Reservoir

April is a rainy month. And that got me thinking about my photographs of the New England National Scenic Trail, which is more commonly known as simply the New England Trail. The collection was commissioned by the U.S. National Park Service, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. I always chuckleContinue reading “Quabbin Reservoir”

Snowy Zig Zag

The 215 miles of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) wind through 41 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. For the commission, it was suggested that I also photograph off the trail for context on its proximity to urban areas. At the Farmington Valley, one need only drive 15 minutes from the trail before arrivingContinue reading “Snowy Zig Zag”

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 Frederick Law Olmsted Collection

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) began in 1857 with the design of Central Park in New York City and went on to become the founder of American landscape architecture. The thousands of landscapes he designed include many of the world’s most important parks such as Prospect Park in Brooklyn; the Emerald Necklace in Boston; the BiltmoreContinue reading “From the Frederick Law Olmsted Collection”

Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park, will be the subject of a talk and pop-up exhibit by its author, Xiomaro, at Wilton Kiwanis on Wednesday, February 19, 2019.  Signed copies of the book will be available as well as a pop-up exhibit of some of the photographsContinue reading “Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Author and fine art photographer Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk about his photo/history book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing) on Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm, for the Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue, Long Island.  The book features his fine art photography and is theContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group”

Street Photography: New York Attitude

When I get a commission from the National Park Service to create a collection around a historic house or a preserved landscape, I am photographing an interior or exterior environment where rooms, furnishings, trees, and rocks are stationary.  The variables might be the lighting, the season, and the weather.  I am also a variable asContinue reading “Street Photography: New York Attitude”

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”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new photography and history book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), its author Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk and book signing on Saturday, July 27, 3:00 pm, at the Mark Twain Library in Redding.  The free event will also conclude the library’s exhibit of a select number ofContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National 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”