Chances are you looked at Frank’s bright blue eyes before you read any text (yes, they are real!). I know I look at pictures before I read and most of us do. That is why visual content is so important. Not only does it get our attention but we remember it better. Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, research consultant and affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been study how the brain works […]
Have you taken your brain for a walk today? If you’ve ever had dogs you know how excited they can get when it’s time to go for walk. They know it will feel good. And it does. There is something about being outside and moving that makes the brain happy. It clears cobwebs. The data show … “yada, yada… blah, blah.” I don’t need no stinking data. My brain knows.
I admire people with vision. Over just a few days last week, Patricia Walsh Collins and Susan Joy Rosetty transformed an empty storefront into a thriving store called the “Art of Sprit Local.” I had just photographed the space to help market it, so am happy to see it rented. When I saw how quickly and creatively, Susan and Patricia decorated the store and arranged all the merchandise I was thoroughly impressed. I asked Patricia how they were able […]
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, […]
Have you ever had one of those days when you pitch idea after idea to your boss and he just stares at you?
Life accelerates as we grow. The Hunterdon Harmonizers, who are launching yet another production with zest and zeal, asked if I could come an do some PR shots for them as they rehearse for their upcoming show. It was fun being with them and being bowled over by their enthusiasm. These are not the kind of guys who sit around at night vegging in front of their TVs but instead get out, get together and squeeze every moment out of life. […]
Ginko leaves in the November light. Gotta love it. Ginkos have been around for quite awhile, about 270 million years or so (give or take a few days). They are pretty unassuming until autumn when their leaves turn and they create carpets of yellow on the ground. Some folks enjoy it as a tea or a supplement. I just like to see it.
Johnny Haritos is a Frenchtown based artist, best know for his drawings of rock stars that are signed by the rockers. Johnny with an eye for light, color and shape also produces pleasing and interesting photographs. I photographed him on B&W film at his recent show at Freedom Art & Music. I really enjoyed seeing his work. Freedom Art & Music is like a lot of local galleries, offering a venue for local artists and serving as a draw for […]