In the fall of 2018 we embarked on a road trip down historic Route 66. This photo excursion included visits to old ghost towns, Doo-Wop diners, abandoned gas stations and other historic sites. Like no other highway, Route 66 is full of nostalgia - the hope of a better life, and a better world for many people.
No other road has captured the imagination and the essence of the American Dream quite like Route 66. The Mother Road was speckled with romantic and unconventional attractions and symbolized a pathway to better times.
Peruse this new gallery of photos, enjoy the fun, and imagine what life was like in a bygone era!
I never thought of myself as a 'Travel Photographer.' However, I realize that all my travels and vacations are based around photography. This year I went to India and will be having a show of that work in 2020. This summer I'll be traveling to San Fransisco to photograph work for the Care Through Touch agency on a book project. Last year we did a road trip of historic Route 66 and will be having a show of that work. In the past, trips to various National Parks were all photography excursions.
This year I've had several requests from Photo Clubs to do presentations on Travel Photography. It has made me think about photography as a sense of place. And ultimately using photography as a medium to express feelings and emotions for various locations. To relive that moment in time that may only last a second, but lives indefinitely through the photograph. And to realize that time is a relative concept.
So maybe I am a Travel Photographer. I guess we all are - as we travel through life!
A gallery owner recently told me a cute story about a mother and her young son who were looking at the juried exhibition on display. After they viewed the show, the mother asked the little boy what his favorite piece of art work was. Without hesitation, he pointed to a black and white photograph of a female nude. Turns out that the photograph was mine - I feel honored!
While we like to work with individual people (mostly portraiture), there are many businesses and organizations that have been great to!
Some of these clients include:
Luminary Publishing (Chronogram & Upstate House)
Berkshire Hathaway Realty
Winnakee Land Trust
Art Society of Kingston
Human Connection Arts
Care Through Touch
Cape Code Leather
R&F Handmade Paints
Gary Friedland Antique Arms & Armour
A big 'Thank You' to everyone involved!
Most people think of abstract art as painting or sculpture. And photography as a medium for realism. However, I am drawn to the idea that photography can also be abstract. And while abstract photography is nothing new, I think it is a genre that can be explored more deeply.
I have uploaded a new gallery of abstract photos. In this new series, it is my attempt to explore the abstract side of photography - Impressionism and Expressionism. I should mention that many of these images are still 'sketches' and will be worked on more.
When I was in art school (in a different lifetime), there was a big faction between the 'Realists' and the 'Abstractionists." Not only were their artistic styles different, but so were their social circles. It's kind of like the difference between John Coltrane, U2, and Andres Segovia (for the music lovers out there). I have always had an eccentric taste when it comes to music and art. And to be honest, I don't like a lot of music and art. But what I do like often spans a huge gap in styles and genres.
Check out the new gallery here. However, it's not for everyone. And that's OK!