Category Archives: Photography

Sanctuary in the Pine Barrens

New Jersey may be the most densely populated state, but it’s also home to the largest tract of undeveloped land between Florida and Maine. At 1.1 million acres and covering 1,875 miles, the New Jersey Pine Barrens occupies almost a … Continue reading

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Botannical Adventures

In an episode of The Colbert Report in late July, American artist Jeff Koons told his host why he likes art. “I like the way it makes me feel,” he said. “Art is about you, the viewer.” The art object … Continue reading

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The Quinoa Quandary

Ten years ago, few of us had heard of quinoa, let alone knew how to pronounce it (KEEN-wah). Now it’s touted as a healthful source of amino acids (proteins) and minerals, ideal for vegetarians and those on a gluten-free diet. … Continue reading

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Old Cars, New Cars, Patterns and Pictures

Lee Friendlander, Self Portrait When a person whose accomplishments stem from the creative sphere achieves the status of revered artist, it’s fun to look back at the early work that may not have seen the light of day. Work that … Continue reading

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Dancing Under the Moon

The Sierra Tarahumara in Northern Mexico is one of the most unspoiled areas of wilderness left in the world today. “Words like mystical, powerful and haunting… don’t describe what it feels like to be here,” writes Richard Speedy. “Vast and … Continue reading

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Sand and Water

Dallas Piotrowski, the curator at the Gallery at Chapin, is excited about a newly discovered photographer named Charlie Gross, whose work will be exhibited Monday, October 3, through Friday, October 28. “He wrote a book about the brain, which he … Continue reading

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There Are Places I Remember

We are at a train station, looking at the back of a woman  sitting on her valise, waiting. Alongside her are newspaper drop boxes: the New York Post and the Trentonian calling out “Mother’s Day Blood Bath.” In another photograph, … Continue reading

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Buildings R Us

When railroad was the king of transportation, Beaux-Arts architects McKim, Mead and White designed a palace of a terminus in New York City. Acres of glass domes, arches and vaults, intersecting trusses and a colonnade of Doric columns evoked Roman … Continue reading

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Flight of the Moth

FLUTTERY swirls enchant and captivate, such as the sprays of golden leaves outside the window. When photographer Emmet Gowin was growing up in Danville, Va., he found himself thus entranced by the forbidden plume coming off the back of a … Continue reading

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Inner Vision

I know this table! I’m pretty sure I saw this in his studio when I visited John Sears several years ago. The late Mr. Sears’ illustration will be on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum‘s Bucks County and … Continue reading

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