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More photos from my trip

September 20th, 2013

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

September 17th, 2013

A glimpse of my trip

September 8th, 2013

“Almost Nowhere” Exhibition at The Grove

September 23rd, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012 (5-8 pm) is the Opening Reception for my latest photography exhibition in New Haven. The show is at The Grove, 71 Orange St. (near the corner of Center St., diagonally across from Bentara restaurant). The photographs are primarily new works from my western trips over the past year. My opening coincides with the launch of City Wide Open Studios 2012 down the street at Artspace. The Grove will serve as my CWOS studio for the weekend, so I will also be at The Grove from 12:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday (10/6 and 10/7) – please stop by. My show will hang from October 1 through November 9.

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Exhibition at Palmer Museum of Art

June 21st, 2012

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has an exhibition up now and hanging through August 19, 2012. One of my photographs that the museum recently acquired is part of the exhibition. Color My World: Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection puts me in good company. Among others, the show includes works by Eliot Porter, Steve McCurry, John Paul Caponigro, Gregory Crewdson, and Cindy Sherman.

 

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New photos at The Grove

April 16th, 2012

I’ve recently added 6 more photographs to the walls at The Grove, 71 Orange Street, New Haven, where I’ve had black and white images on display for some time. All the new photographs are color, and some are brand new images, on display for the first time. The Grove is an exciting new community that offers shared and cooperative office space and resources, designed to foster collaborative thinking and innovation. It has been fun being part of this venture by having my work on their walls.

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IMAGES 2012

April 14th, 2012

The 31st Annual Connecticut Photography Competition & Exhibition, IMAGES 2012, will be hanging at the Guilford Art Center through April 21. Three b/w photographs from my recent (Dec. 2011) visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park near Alamosa, CO are included in the exhibit and received honorable mention from the judges. IMAGES is sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance in Guilford, CT.

 

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Recent Acquisition by Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

March 23rd, 2012

I am excited to announce that, as a result of my meeting with the photography curator during my western trip this winter,  the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has decided to acquire two of my photographs for their permanent collection. Here is information about this exciting museum and the Hallmark Photographic Collection that the museum acquired in 2005.  http://www.nelson-atkins.org/art/Photography.cfm. The two images they selected appear below.

 

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The Drive to California

November 10th, 2011

We had some challenging driving between Denver and Grand Junction Colorado, especially in the ski areas near Vail. Arches National Park was amazing and the 6 inches of snow that fell as we drove to the Grand Canyon produced a spectacular setting for photographs. At Noah’s repeated urging, I persevered on our 6 mile hike on ice, snow, then mud, down the Bright Angel Trail 3 miles into the Grand Canyon (and back to the rim 5.5 hours after we started).

The following photos are from my always-in-my-pocket iPhone until I have time to edit my real pictures.

 

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Utah landscape

Arches National Park

Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley, Utah

Grand Canyon

me at the Grand Canyon

On My Way Home

June 25th, 2011

After almost a month, I am on my way home. The final leg of my trip is central Pennsylvania. I was out shooting today with Bill Coleman (http://www.amishphoto.com/gallery.htm). As we always do, we enjoyed sharing stories of our experiences photographing, comparing technique and approaches and discussing light. We went to some of our usual locations and explored some new roads and towns as well. A country church, a barn, a general store. An auto junkyard and a gorgeous clearing at the edge of the woods along a mountainy road.

By tomorrow evening I’ll be back in New Haven, ready to begin processing my pictures – in the darkroom and at the computer. Next step: begin to plan my next western trip.