Fort Warren Demilune

In working with the National Park Service, I get to visit many interesting places. The experience is also an educational adventure. I never heard of a “Demilune” before until I was commissioned to photograph Fort Warren and other sites at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The fort is a National Historic Landmark dating backContinue reading “Fort Warren Demilune”

Washington’s Conference Room – Fireback

For Presidents’ Day, I thought I’d offer this image, which has never been seen before other than by National Park Service personnel. Nor has it ever been printed or publicly exhibited. Even during a tour, it would not be possible to get a clear, head-on view of this cast iron fireback. The photograph is partContinue reading “Washington’s Conference Room – Fireback”

Theodore Roosevelt’s “Entertainment Center”

The North Room of TR’s “Summer White House” was a place he designed for meeting with heads of state and other dignitaries. The room, especially the Northeast corner, was used as a modern day version of what we would call a family entertainment center. The Victrola record player was acquired sometime after 1910. Here, TRContinue reading “Theodore Roosevelt’s “Entertainment Center””

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”

Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper

For one month, I lived in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve, a 729,000 acre swamp area that is vital to the sustenance of the Everglades. While there, I created a series of photographs that were displayed as a solo exhibition at the park’s Visitor Center during its peak of visitation. The exhibition drew attention toContinue reading “Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper”

The Other Side: Pompey

February is Black History Month and this photograph was one of the prints on display during solo exhibitions I had at New York City’s African Burial Ground National Monument and other venues. The burial ground, located in Mastic Beach, Long Island, is believed to be the site where some of William Floyd’s slaves are buried.Continue reading “The Other Side: Pompey”

Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart

This fireplace is one of two in the living room of Julian Alden Weir’s house in Connecticut. Weir (1852-1919) is one of the founders of American Impressionist painting and his farmstead has been preserved as Connecticut’s first National Park site. You can read more about this fireplace on page 57 of my book Weir FarmContinue reading “Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart”

From the New England Trail Collection

  The National Park Service and its partners, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association and the Appalachian Mountain Club commissioned me to create an artistic photographic series to bring wider acclaim to the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), a 215-mile hiking route through 41 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts comprised primarily of historic trail systems.Continue reading “From the New England Trail Collection”

From the Boston Harbor Islands Collection

The 39 acres of Georges Island is just over seven miles from Boston and the site of Fort Warren, a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1847. The fort remained in use for 100 years, including service as a Civil War prison where it held Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens. The site is partContinue reading “From the Boston Harbor Islands Collection”

From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection

The 729,000 acres of Florida’s Big Cypress Swamp feed its fresh water into the neighboring Everglades, which is essential to the health of the rich marine estuaries. The swamp is home to a diversity of plant and wildlife communities. A spartan government dormitory, just steps away from the swamp, served as my home for aContinue reading “From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection”