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”

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: “Fuhgeddaboudit”

It’s been a busy week. I had a corporate photo shoot, workshops at National Parks in two states, and the launch of a Facebook group for workshop attendees. I continued to photograph on the streets almost every day, but writing the blog had to take a backseat to these other commitments. It was fun toContinue reading “Street Photography: “Fuhgeddaboudit””

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”

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”