The 4H used to be part of the larger Flemington Fair which was the big Hunterdon County event from 1848 until 1999 when it ceased. The historic fair grounds soon morphed into a Walmart. Not to be thwarted, several members of the Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture formed a committee to continue the local exhibition of 4-H and agricultural displays. (http://www.hunterdoncountyfair.com/general/history). I used to be more interested in the rides and the sideshow when my parents took me to the […]
The owner of Galassos Pizza, Joe Galasso, watches as firefighters dowse the smokey remains of his life’s work. My building is just two doors down and has been hit with fires more than once itself, once in 1940 and another just a few years ago. Nothing is permanent and everything is fragile.
The Hunterdon Places Photo Project shoot, April 21 and 22nd, has resulted in a wonderful body of work by the 90 participating photographers. Each of them embraced the spirit of the project, went out and captured images and collectively submitted 384 photos. These photos show us who we are, here, in Hunterdon County, now, in early 2018. Pretty cool! One photograph from each photographer was selected to be part of the print exhibitions on May 26-27 at Brokaw Photography (12:00-5:00 […]
I photograph fairly often for Hunterdon County at its special events and I especially like being at the yearly reorganizational meeting. I’ve gotten to know and really respect these people. They are focused on making Hunterdon County the best it can be. We all know this and appreciate what they do. Below Matt Holt, 2018 Director, speaks to a packed room about the Freeholders’ vision for Hunterdon County.
I don’t wait for new years to make resolutions. I make ’em everyday, all day. I’m always resolving to do something. Making resolutions is quite a lot of fun and feels really good. I highly recommend it. Don’t worry about whether you are keeping every resolution or not. The simple act of resolving always adds momentum in the right direction.
It was a good weekend in Frenchtown. Six businesses: a computer service business, three galleries, an artist and a photo studio, shared our spaces to celebrate and to enjoy just being here. It was collaboration on top of collaboration. Not only did we share our spaces with other artists and other photographers, we shared our individual events with each other, sending visitors back and forth and boosting each other on social media. To commemorate my event and to thank the […]
Locations matter when having events. People need to know where you are. Brokaw Photography Studio and five art galleries are having group shows in Frenchtown this weekend. We’ve all posted our events on Facebook but when we do that we simply create six separate silos of information. To bring us all together and to inform visitors of our locations I thought it would be great to create a live Google Maps and to locate all the galleries on Google Earth. […]
The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business leaders in the county at its annual awards breakfast. Hearing about these businesses and individuals is always inspiring. These businesses are making a difference in the lives of many people from their employees to the people they serve and to the Hunterdon County community. It is always a pleasure to attend these events and photograph the recipients. Governmental Award winner Clinton Township Mayor John Higgins Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner Tom […]
“Steve” and I are part of a large photography exhibit that opened this weekend at the Allentown Art Museum. I had photographed Steve as part of a project on artists and am always eager to show him off. The exhibition hall was packed with photographers who are all displaying great images. It is a little daunting to see how good they all are and also encouraging to see the bar for photography rising higher and higher. Mediocre images just don’t […]
The Board of Directors for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation gathered at the Large House in Flemington recently to “play.” They played “Outta This World,” a board game designed to awaken creativity and innovation, which was created by the Hudicka family based in Hunterdon County. It was an interesting evening photographing and video recording some of the county’s business leaders engaged and enjoying a free flow of energy. “Outta This World! is our patent pending brainstorm game, […]